Korra Del Rio Featured in Groundbreaking ‘TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly’ Academic Journal

Chicago – Award-winning performer Korra Del Rio is featured in the latest issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, the leading non-medical academic journal of trans studies published by Duke University Press. She appears both as the issue’s cover model and as a co-author to an article highlighting her experience as a trans adult performer. 

“I am excited to be featured in the latest issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly,” says Korra Del Rio. “In this special issue on trans pornography, a first for the field, editors Sophie Pezzutto and Lynn Comella introduce trans pornography as a valid and important field of research. The issue brings into conversation a number of industry voices, placing particular emphasis on providing a platform for performers to talk about their experiences. In addition to appearing on the cover, an article of mine is featured in the issue, co-written with Sophie, highlighting some of the aspects of being a trans porn performer. I look forward to this issue bringing awareness about the industry and our work as performers to the field of trans studies.”

In TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, Volume 7, Issue 2, Del Rio and researcher Sophie Pezzutto co-author the article, “Professionalism, Pay, and the Production of Pleasure in Trans Porn.” Del Rio also appears on the cover. Purchase your copy directly here: https://www.dukeupress.edu/tsq-transgender-studies-quarterly

TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly offers a high-profile venue for innovative research and scholarship that contest the objectification, pathologization, and exoticization of transgender lives. It publishes interdisciplinary work that explores the diversity of gender, sex, sexuality, embodiment, and identity in ways that have not been adequately addressed by feminist and queer scholarship. Its mission is to foster a vigorous conversation among scholars, artists, activists, and others that examines how “transgender” comes into play as a category, a process, a social assemblage, an increasingly intelligible gender identity, an identifiable threat to gender normativity, and a rubric for understanding the variability and contingency of gender across time, space, and cultures. Major topics addressed in the first few issues include the cultural production of trans communities, critical analysis of transgender population studies, transgender biopolitics, radical critiques of political economy, and problems of translating gender concepts and practices across linguistic communities.

Korra Del Rio first debuted in the adult industry in early 2014 and since then has shot for every major trans adult studio, including Grooby, Transational Fantasies, Evil Angel, Devil’s Film, Gender X, Kink, Trans Angels, and Transensual, with more in the works. She is also a multi-year TEA winner. Most recently she was nominated for Fleshbot Awards’ Trans Performer of the Year. 

Visit Del Rio’s official website at KorraDelRioxxx.com. You can also follow her on social media at @Korradelrio on both Twitter and Instagram. She is also a popular cam performer who regularly appears on Chaturbate.

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