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Decolonizing Sexualities: Transnational Perspectives, Critical Interventions

Department academic co-edits new book on queer decolonial studies

Dr Silvia Posocco, a lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial Studies, has co-edited a new collection with Counterpress.

Decolonizing Sexualities: Transnational Perspectives, Critical Interventions contributes to the critical field of queer decolonial studies by demonstrating how sexuality, race, gender and religion intersect transnationally. The volume maps some of the specifically local issues as well as the common ones affecting queer/trans people of colour (qtpoc). The contributions are not delimited by traditional academic style but rather draw on creative inspiration to produce knowledge and insight through various styles and formats, including poetry, essays, statements, manifestos, as well as academic mash-ups. Queering coloniality and the epistemic categories that classify people means to disobey and delink from the coloniality of knowledge and of being. At this intersection, decolonial queerness is necessary not only to resist coloniality but, above all, to re-exist and re-emerge decolonially.

The collection has been co-edited by Sandeep Bakshi (University of Le Havre), Suhraiya Jivraj (University of Kent) and Silvia Posocco (Birkbeck, University of London).

Silvia is Programme Director for the Department's MA Psychosocial Studies, and teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her previous publications include Secrecy and Insurgency: Socialities and Knowledge Practices in Guatemala (AUP, 2014) and Queer Necropolitics (Routledge, 2014, co-edited with Jin Haritaworn and Adi Kunstman).

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