Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster
Global Genders and Sexualities
Ongoing Faculty Individual Research - Debanuj DasGupta
Debanuj DasGupta is drafting an article on COVID-19 and Queer Geopolitics to be submitted to Political Geography. (Final Submission due by 04/30/2021)
DasGupta is collaborating with activists in Kolkata, Kathmandu and Dhaka about relief work during the pandemic and transgender access to the COVID vaccine. Some of this work will be available through the MATAI Zine.
DasGupta’s book manuscript tentatively titled, Trans/Detention: Politics of Trauma and Trans/Migrant Justice draws upon the research conducted by Miguel Angel Fuentes Carreño, Debanuj DasGupta, and Raquel Pacheco during Summer 2020 about transgender asylum caravans along the US/Mexico border.
Teaching: Graduate Seminar in Winter 2021 titled Queer Geopolitics that engages in provincializing Queer/Transgender Studies as it is taught in the US; highlighting queer/transgender scholarship from the Middle East and Asia that connects geopolitical shifts, conflicts, and borders.
Teaching Intro to Transgender Studies in Spring 2021. Course highlights thinking about gender identities in a transnational context.