4700 Keele Avenue
Visiting Sexuality Studies Scholar Annual Lecture:
“The Desi Butch Archive: Refusals, Reworking, Reimagining.”
Dr. Naveen Minai
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Where: Harry Crowe Room (109 Atkinson Room)
New College, Keele Campus, York University
Accessibility: Accessible space. Everyone welcome.
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/486015835425851/
Dr. Minai’s project examines queer and trans South Asian and South Asian American and Canadian masculinities as sites and forms of intimacy, collectivity, genealogy, desire, and kinship that point to the ways in which space, sexuality, and gender are co-constitutive, especially transnational logics of land, home, diaspora. Her work on desi butch intervenes in this gap in debates about sexuality, nation, and land in South Asia by examining desi, butch, and desi butch as potential analytics, including the points, spaces, and forms in which settler colonial, postcolonial, and neocolonial forms of power intersect.
Naveen Minai is a Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies at York University. She has a PhD in gender and sexuality studies from UCLA and her work focuses on queer and trans masculinities of colour, transnational sexuality studies, diaspora studies, global literary and visual cultures, and digital humanities.
Co-Sponsored by Sexuality Studies and the Centre for Feminist Research