“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.
Queer Studies Reading Group
Session 2: Queer Necropolitics
Thu 10 Nov, Arts B217, 6pm-7.30pm
The queer time of death: Temporality, politics, and refugee rights
(Sexualities 2014, Vol. 17(8), 998-1015)
'Trans Feminine Value, Racialised Others and the Limits of Necropolitics'
Aren Z. Aizura
(from Queer Necropolitics, eds. Jin Haritaworn, Adi Kunstman, Silvia Posocco, Routledge, 2015, ch.6)