Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster

Global Genders and Sexualities


  1. Aizura, Airen. 2018. Mobile Subjects: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment. Duke University Press. 
  2. Amar, P. 2013. The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics and the End of Neoliberalism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  3. Bong, Sharon A. Bong. 2021. Becoming Queer and Religious in Malaysia and Singapore. Bloomsbury. 
  4. Bose, Brinda. and Subhabrata Bhattacharya. 2007. The Phobic and the Erotic: The Politics of Sexualities in Contemporary India. India: Seagull.
  5. Camminga, B and John Marnell. 2022. Queer and Trans African Mobilities: Migration, Asylum and Diaspora. Bloomsbury.
  6. Chen, Jian. 2019. Trans Exploits: Trans of Color Cultures and Technologies in Movement. Duke University Press.
  7. Chiang, Howard. 2021. Transtopia in the Sinophone Pacific. Columbia University Press.
  8. Chiang, Howard. 2020. After Eunuchs: Science, Medicine, and the Transformation of Sex in Modern China. Columbia University Press.
  9. Chua, J.L. 2020. The Politics of Love in Myanmar: LGBT Mobilization and Human Rights as a Way of Life. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 
  10. Dasgupta, Rohit and  Debanuj DasGupta. 2018. Queering Digital India: Activisms, Identities, Subjectivities. Edinburgh University Press
  11. Engebretsen, E. 2013. Queer Women in Urban China: An Ethnography. NY & Oxford. Routledge Press. 
  12. Goh, Joseph N. 2020. Becoming a Malaysian Trans Man: Gender, Society, Body and Faith. Palgrave Macmillan.
  13. Henry, T. A. Eds. 2020. Queer Korea. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  14. Jackson, Peter A. and Benjamin Baumann. 2022. Deities and Divas: Queer Ritual Specialists in Myanmar, Thailand and Beyond (Gendering Asia). NIAS Press.
  15.  Jackson, Peter A. 2011. Queer Bangkok: Twenty-First-Century Markets, Media, and Rights. Hong Kong University Press.
  16.  Katyal, Akhil. 2016. The Doubleness of Sexuality: Idioms of Same-Sex Desire in Modern India. India: New Text.
  17. Lavin, Maud, Yang Ling, and Zhao Jing Jamie. 2017. Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Hong Kong University Press.
  18. Lim, Eng-Beng. 2013. Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Spellbinding Performance in the Asias – NYU Press.
  19. Lind, Amy. 2010. Development, Sexual Rights and Global Governance. Routledge.
  20. Liu, Petrus. 2015. Queer Marxisms in Two China. Duke University Press.
  21. Lock Swarr, A. 2012. Sex in Transition: Remaking Gender and Race in South Africa. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
  22. Luther, J. Daniel and Jennifer Ung Loh. 2019. Queer Asia: Decolonising and Reimagining Sexuality and Gender Paperback. Zed Books.
  23. Malave-Cruz, A & Manalansan IV, M. Eds. 2002. Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism. New York, NY: NYU Press.
  24. Manalansan, Martin F. 2003. Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora. Duke University Press.
  25. Fran Martin, Fran, Peter A. Jackson, Mark McLelland and Audrey Yue. 2008. AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking Genders and Sexualities. University of Illinois Press
  26. McLelland, Mark, Kazumi Nagaike,Katsuhiko Suganuma and James Welker. 2015. Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan. University Press of Mississippi.
  27. Menon, Nivedita. 2012. Seeing Like A Feminist. India: Penguin.
  28. Menon, Madhavi. 2018. Infinite Variety: A History of Desire in India. India: Speaking Tiger.
  29. Menon, Madhavi. 2021. The Law of Desire. India: Speaking Tiger.
  30. Najmabadi, A. 2014. Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  31. Narain, Arvind and Gautam Bhan. 2006. Because I Have a Voice: Queer Politics in India. India: Yoda Press.
  32.  Puar, Jasbir. 2007. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Duke University Press.
  33. Puar, Jasbir. 2017. The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability. Duke University Press.
  34. Perez, H. 2015. A Taste for Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire. New York, NY. NYU Press. 
  35. Puar, J. 2007. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 
  36. Rao. R. 2020. Out of Time: The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality. Oxford, UK & New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 
  37. Redding, J.A. 2021. “Transgender Rights in Pakistan: Global, Colonial, and Islamic Practices.” In Michael Jan Rozbicki eds. Human Rights in Translation: Intercultural Pathways. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
  38.  Rofel, L. 2007. Desiring China: Sexuality, Neoliberalism, and Experiments in Public Culture. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 
  39. Shakshari, S. 2020. Politics of Rightful Killing: Civil Society, Gender and Sexuality in Weblogistan. Durham, NC: Duke University Space.
  40. Tamale, S. Eds.  2011.  African Sexualites: A Reader. Cape Town, Dakar, Nairobi and Oxford: Pambazuka Press.
  41. Tellis, Ashley and Sruti Bala. 2016. The Global Trajectories of Queerness: Re-thinking Same-Sex Politics in the Global South. Brill.
  42. Vanita, Ruth and Saleem Kidwai. 2000. Same Sex Love in India: Readings from Literature and History. Palgrave Macmillan.
  43. Vanita, Ruth. 2005. Love’s Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West. India: Penguin.
  44. Weber, C. 2016. Queer International Relations: Sovereignty, Sexuality, and the Will to Knowledge. Oxford, England & New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 

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Maisnam Arnapal
Maisnam Arnapal
Maisnam Arnapal is a Graduate Research Fellow at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, UC Santa Barbara.
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