José E. Muñoz is chair of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. His research has focused on comparative ethnic studies, queer theory, and performance art. His two published books are Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics (1999) and Cruising Utopia: The Politics and Performance of Queer Futurity (2009). His latest book, Feeling Brown: Ethnicity, Affect and Performance, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. He has also edited or coedited six other books, and published many book chapters and articles.