Cultural Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ray Ashton LeBlanc

Ray Ashton LeBlanc

Ray Ashton LeBlanc

Feminist and queer anthropology, ethnography, bodies and embodiment, gender and sexuality, drag performance

Ray LeBlanc received a BA in Anthropology and Women's & Gender Studies and an MA in Anthropology with a minor in Women's & Gender Studies from Louisiana State University. Their master's thesis focused on the construction, performance and meanings of drag queening men's bodies, drawing on autoethnographic techniques for reflexive insight into the corporeal processes and techniques of drag performers. LeBlanc's past research considered the positionality of researchers and their consultants and the identity discourses of Facebook. They teach in Women and Gender Studies.