Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence

“The Centre for Sexual Dissidence is what Sussex University is about. It's radical, it's political, and most of all it's critically engaged with the world we live in.”
- Sharif Mowlabocus, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies and Digital Media

The Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence, or Sex Diss as it is affectionately known, is a space that brings together researchers and activists in queer and sexuality studies. Recent areas of discussion include: Gaydar; trans photography in Nepal; HIV-related activism and ACT UP; Chinese queer cinema; sexuality and digital culture; and sex worker rights in India. That’s just a taste of the issues covered by our MA course, our academic staff, and our students.

If you want to study on the MA in Sexual Dissidence, learn with others as part of our reading group, experience interesting perspectives from our visiting speakers, join our film club, or be part of a diverse community of people interested in gender and sexuality, then explore what Sex Diss can offer you.

Read more in our welcome from the Centre’s Directors, Rachel O’Connell and Samuel Solomon.

“Sexual…relating to the instincts, physiological processes, and activities connected with physical attraction or intimate physical contact between individuals…”

“Dissidence…disagreement or challenge to official policy…”                                                      (Oxford Dictionaries Online)

 

Click here to download our Autumn 2014 Events Calendar!

Contact

Centre Directors

Dr. Rachel O'Connell

Dr Samuel Solomon

Assistant and Events Programmer

Thomas Houlton

sexualdissidence@sussex.ac.uk

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What's On

Sex Diss Film Club

Transfiction (2007)

Tuesday 28th October

Silverstone 309, 6pm-8.30pm

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Queory

The Political Aesthetics of Drag

Prof. Shaka McGlotten (Purchase College-SUNY)

Wednesday 19th November

Art A5, 5pm-7pm

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Queer Studies Reading Group

Rosemary Hennessy Fires on the Border (2013)

Tuesday 25th November

Arts B217, 6pm-7.30pm

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Download our events calendar here!