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Wah Eye Nuh See Heart Nuh Leap: Queer Marronage In The Jamaican Dancehall
This thesis explores the interweaving of colonial and post-colonial British and Jamaican Laws and the interpretive legalities of sexuality, compulsory heterosexuality, and queerness. The research project begins by exploring ...
Queer and Unusual Space: White Supremacy in Slash Fanfiction
My thesis exposes the ubiquity of white supremacy in the ostensibly queer practice of writing slash fanfiction. Slash fandom is often characterized as a queer online space that foregrounds women’s pleasure and functions ...
Mobile Identities: Linking Colonial Histories of Displacement with Portable Affective Objects and Memories
This project considers portable affective objects as sites that hold and emit narratives of colonial displacement, generational ties and ruptures, and loss of identity for South Asian diasporas. I propose that the affective ...
Women's Citizenship: Between Bloodlines and Patriarchal Conditioning in Postcolonial Algeria
My thesis maps a genealogy of patriarchal structures that underpin Algerian history, culture, and institutions between the war of independence and the 1991-2001 civil war. More specifically, I contextualize the ways in ...