In an essay from the new LARB Quarterly, Anthony C. Ocampo reflects on the T-parties of his young adult life in Los Angeles....
Anthony Christian Ocampo, PhD is the author of The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race and the forthcoming Brown and Gay in LA: The Lives of Immigrant Sons. His essays have appeared in GQ, Catapult, Colorlines, among others. His research has been featured and mentioned in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, LitHub, and The New Yorker. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he earned a BA and MA from Stanford University and an MA and PhD from UCLA. He is a tenured professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.