Globalizing LGBTIQ+ activism during pandemic politics

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities Globalizing LGBTIQ+ activism during pandemic politics: A roundtable with MENA and Latin American activists on best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic The roundtable will bring together a South-South conversation on urgent topics identified by activists in MENA and Latin America. Among the topics discussed, we suggest: […]Read More

Anthropology of the State Syllabus

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster The Anthropology of the State Course Description: This class investigates notions and ideas of “the state” through an ethnographic and anthropological approach. We pose the questions: What is the state? How can one think of the state: as an abstract reality, an institution, a process/mode of governance, or a cultural […]Read More

(Trans)nationalizing US Sexuality and Gender Studies

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities (Trans)nationalizing US Sexuality and Gender Studies: Trans/Queer activism in India and Mexico Miguel Fuentes Carreno, graduate studentDebanuj DasGupta (Faculty) A closed conversation between Indian and Mexican trans activists, along with faculty and grad students from UCSB, on their experiences before and during COVID-19. We aim to […]Read More

Pandemic Series: Archiving LGBTQIA Lives of North-East India​ – Global

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities The Pandemic Series is a digital narrative series that explores LGBTIQ narratives of/from Northeast India at the backdrop of the pandemic told through words, photos, sketches, paintings, etc. The stories cut across intersectional marginalities of gender, race, sexuality, region, class, ethnicity, etc. The stories also unravel […]Read More

MATAI: A Global South Zine​ – Global Genders and Sexualities

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities MATAI/FRINGES https://www.flipsnack.com/65D65FFF8D6/covid-19-archive-magazine-tchp-orfalea-centre/full-view.html   MATAI in Meiteilon language translates as periphery which echoes the peripherality and marginality of the Global South. The Zine brings to the fore peripheral issues of the Global South vis-à-vis the Global North and also within itself. This issue COVID 19 IN NORTHEAST […]Read More

Queering Geopolitics

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) rights have emerged in the past few decades as a vital area for human rights and transnational activism. Within disciplinary feminist and queer studies, scholarship from Central Europe, Asia, and African nations has challenged the Anglo-American centrism […]Read More

Bodies in East Asia – Global Genders and Sexualities

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster Global Genders and Sexualities Bodies in East Asia  This project concerns the production of knowledge about the human body in modern andcontemporary East Asia. Since the mid-nineteenth century, discourses of modernity and science intimately intertwined body, nation, and empire as never before, furthering the scientification of pretty much everything. Ever […]Read More

Anthropology of Migration Syllabus

Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster The Anthropology of Migration Course Description: Migration and border crossings have become one of the biggest public policy issues throughout our world today. Many of us come from migrant families, communicate with migrant communities, or have at least come across extensive media coverage of the issue. This class is an […]Read More