Elena Elías received their Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University in 2014.

Their research centers around transgender music performance. They currently hold a position as Assistant Professor of Women Studies at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.


Read Elena's Published Work (selections)

“The New ‘Queer’ and the Old Racism”
Women and Music (2018)

“Is Transmisogyny Killing Trans Women of Color?”
Transgender Studies Quarterly (2017)

“‘Who's the Crack Whore at the End?’... Sonic Borderlands in the Music of Yva las Vegass.” Text and Performance Quarterly (2015)

Contours through Covers: Voice and Affect in the Music of Lucas Silveira
Journal of Popular Music Studies (2013)