Yarma Velázquez Vargas is an Assistant Professor in Chicano/a Studies at CSUN.
She received a B.A. in Communication from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras in 2000. She has a M.A. in Advertising Management from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the Florida State University. Yarma joined the Chicana/o Studies Department in 2008.
Her research interests include gender, queer studies, Latina studies and political economy. Her current research explores issues of media representation and sexuality. Moreover, her work examines the manner in which the representations of queer culture in television reinforce the binaries of sex, gender and sexuality.