How elites used politicized homophobia to consolidate their moral and political authority.
Empire and Colonialism
How ideas of deviant female sexuality became foundational to modern social thought in colonial India.
A sixteenth-century scribe recorded the sexual and reproductive behaviour of indigenous women in colonial Mexico.
Contraceptive Diplomacy narrates a transnational history of birth control in the context of imperial struggles between the United States and Japan.
Chinese ‘tongzhi’ renounce Western LGBT politic and reclaim an indigenous “queer” identity.
In the mid-1970s, South African parliamentarians legalized sex reassignment surgery based on understandings of transsexualism from Jan Morris’s Conundrum.
Class shame hinging upon perceived sexual immorality is an often overlooked element of anti-colonial/apartheid politics in South Africa.