Eliseo Casiano

Region: South

Website: http://eliseocasiano.com

City / State: Baton Rouge, LA

My work is an examination of pejorative societal devices that pronounce positions of racial inferiority and feelings of alienation, providing a context for the dissonance between my Tejano heritage and childhood aspiration to feel “normal” in a white space. I recontextualize family stories in relation to cultural signifiers, social mobility, and ethnic representation to decipher my understanding of our present political climate.