Bio


Xavi Luis Burgos is a Ph.D. student at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, researching the pedagogical, political, and prophetic strategies of Caribbean and Afro-diaspora religions. A longtime educator, organizer, artist, and curator, Xavi’s most recent work includes coordinating the Hemispheric Racializations Working Group, organizing the upcoming Queer Caribbean Symposium at Stanford; and curating and moderating a four-day symposium exploring Afro-puertorriqueñidad in Chicago. He is the founder and former editor of La Respuesta magazine.

Honors & Awards


  • Grant Awardee & Coordinator, Hemispheric Racializations Working Group, Center for Latin American Studies (2022)
  • Grant Awardee, Tinker Graduate Field Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies (2022)
  • Fellow, Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellowship (EDGE) (2021)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


The pedagogical, political, and prophetic strategies of Caribbean and Afro-Diaspora religions; embodied knowledges, sacred epistemologies and ontologies; community-based and radical educational projects; indigenous and queer methodologies; diaspora and migration; (settler) colonialism and nationalism; political theory, racial formations, oral history, and ethnography; critical pedagogy and the work of Paulo Freire.