Latina fans agitate respectability: Rethinking antifans and antifandom

  • Yessica Garcia Hernandez UC San Diego
Keywords: Ethnic studies, Fan studies, Fat studies, Porn studies, Racialized sexuality


This piece proposes that the fields of ethnic studies, fat studies, and sexuality studies (with a focus on racialized sexualities) can help us think about antifans and antifandom from a different lens. I utilize identity hermeneutics to analyze some of my own fan sites that center fat women of color, nonnormative sexualities, and Latina deviance. I offer the heuristic of agitation and agitated discourse to think through the hater (antifan) comments that Latinas encounter online about their fat racialized flesh.