The Centre for Feminist Research and the Sexuality Studies Program at York University are delighted to welcome Dr. Nael Bhanji as the 2018-19 Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies.
Dr. Bhanji has recently completed his PhD in the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies, and currently lectures at Carleton University. Drawing upon critical race theory, trans studies, psychoanalysis, and affect theory, his research explores articulations of necropolitics, racialization, surveillance, and counter-terrorism within an increasingly globalized trans movement. Nael's work appears in Transgender Migrations: The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition, The Transgender Studies Reader 2, Trans Studies Quarterly 4.1, Canadian Ethnic Studies, and The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities. He is presently working on his monograph entitled “Trans Necrointimacies: Race and the Chalky Affects of Trans Memorialization.”