Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence

Reading group archive


Holly Lewis, The Politics of Everybody: Feminism, Queer Theory, and Marxism at the Intersection (2016)

Petrus Liu, Queer Marxism in Two Chinas (2015)

C. Riley Snorton, Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identities (2017)



Maya Mikdashi and Jasbir K. Puar, 'Queer Theory and Permanent War' (2016)

Neferti X.M. Tadiar, 'Ground Zero' (2016)

Aren Z. Aizura, 'Trans Feminine Value, Racialised Others and the Limits of Necropolitics' (2015)

Sima Shakhsari, The queer time of death: Temporality, politics, and refugee rights (2014)

Rachel A. Lewis, '“Gay? Prove It”: The politics of queer anti-deportation activism' (2014)

Johannes Lukas Gartner, '(In)credibly Queer: Sexuality-based Asylum in the European Union'

Tristan Josephson, 'Keyword: “Asylum”' (GLQ)

Carol Mavor, Reading Boyishly: Roland Barthes, J.M. Barrie, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Marcel Prouse, and D.W. Winnicott (2008)

Nadia Ellis, Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora (2015)



Dean Spade, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law (2011/2015)

Robin Wiegman & Elizabeth A. Wilson, 'Antinormativity's Queer Conventions', Erica R. Edwards, 'Sex After the Black Normal', in differences 'Queer Theory Without Antinormativity' (vol.26, no.1, May 2015)

Matt Cook, Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in 20th Century London (2014)

Christina B. Hanhardt, Safe Space: Gay Neighbourhood History and the Politics of Violence (2013)

Timothy Morton, 'Queer Ecology' (2010)

Catriona Mortimer-Sandliands and Bruce Erickson, Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire (2010)



Rosemary Hennessy, Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labour Organising on the Mexican Frontera (2013)

James Penney, After Queer Theory: The Limits of Sexual Politics (2013)

Lauren Berlant and Lee Edelman, Sex, or the Unbearable (2013)

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, The Weather in Proust (2011)

Thomas Glave, Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh (2013) 

Judith Butler, Dispossession: The Performative in the Political (2013)



Sarah Ahmed, On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life (2012) 

David Eng, The Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Kinship (2010) 

GLQ Special Issue: Queer Studies and the Crises of Capitalism (2012)

Eleanor Wilkinson, 'What's Queer About Non-Monogamy Now?' (2010)

Meg Barker & Darren Langdridge, 'Whatever Happened to Non-Monogamies?' (2010)

Tapley, 'Mapping the Hobosexual: A Queer Materialism' (2012)

Gurevich et al., Querying Theory and Politics The Epistemic (Dis)Location of Bisexuality within Queer Theory (2009)

Halperin, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Bisexual (2009)

Pramaggiore, 'Kids, Rock and Couples: Screening the Elusive/Illusive Bisexual' (2011)

White, 'Fat, Queer, Dead: Obesity and the Death Drive' (2012)

Nault, 'Punk Will Never Diet: Beth Ditto and the (Queer) Revaluation of Fat' (2009)

Saguy and Ward, 'Coming Out as Fat: Rethinking Stigma' (2011)



Elizabeth Freeman, 'Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories' (2010)

J J Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure (2011)

Brown and Rasmussen, 'Bestiality and the queering of the human animal' (2010)

Kathryn Bond Stockton, 'The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century' (2009)

Gayle Salamon, 'Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality' (2010)

Juia Serano, 'Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity' (2007)

Jasbir K. Puar, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (2007)

Gayatri Gopinath, 'Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures' (2005)