Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree Granting Department
Keith Berry, Ph.D.
Diana Leon-Boys, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Aranda, Ph.D.
gender, passing, race, transnational individuals
Sparked by David C. Pollock's (1988) concept of "third culture kids" (children of government officials and military personnel), this thesis uses autoethnography to examine "white-passing" Latinx identity and gender passing as it relates to individuals who identify as transgender to understand what it means to "pass" within these communication contexts. I situate the study at the intersections of queer, trans, and Latinx theories. Ultimately, I argue that the communicative and identity practices inherent to the liminal spaces in which third culture kids perform create the conditions for performances as transnational subjects. What the contexts of place and home are like, even if there are such places for third culture kids, to begin with, will be of particular interest.
Scholar Commons Citation
Margulies, Sophia, "¿De dónde eres?: Negotiating identity as third culture kids" (2021). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.