Attempts to ban child marriage in Southern Rhodesia reflected the Europeans’ tendency to perceive African male sexuality as excessive.
Empire and Colonialism
Moral Panic and Syphilis in Jamaica
Venereal diseases became a means through which colonial elites and moral reformers condemned, surveilled, and made medical interventions against the Jamaican masses.
Truly Ugandan: Martyrs, Pope Francis, and the Question of Sexuality
Francis obscured both the colonial Christian and queer sexual contexts of the executions.
Rape & the Sexual Politics of Homosociality: The U.S. Military Occupation of Okinawa
The metaphor of rape has framed understandings of the U.S. military’s occupation of Okinawa.
Teaching with Tumblr: Building a Digital Archive of Gender, Race & Empire
I am interested in the potential of digital media as a way to engage students.
A Chile is Never Just a Chile: Food & Sex in Mexico Before & After Colonization
Eating and reproduction are crucial biological processes that are fraught with emotional meanings.
“When Sex Threatened the State”: An Interview with Saheed Aderinto
Aderinto argues that the British perceived prostitution as evidence of African “primitiveness.”