Welcome to the Decolonizing Sexualities Network Blog. The network has been active since 2010 and is co-run by Suhraiya Jivraj (University of Kent, UK), Silvia Posocco (Birkbeck, University of London, UK) and Sandeep Bakshi (University of Paris, France).

The DSN anthology titled Decolonizing Sexualities: Transnational Perspectives, Critical Interventions was published in 2016. Order here, http://counterpress.org.uk/publications/decolonizing-sexualities/

The DSN blog hosts entries ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 words on transnational and decolonial queer politics and activism. We invite regular contributions from folks wishing to give free rein to their thoughts on larger themes of decolonial queernesses. If you would like to contribute, please write to us at decolonizingsexualities@gmail.com .


Suhraiya Jivraj – Hi! I’m an activist academic taking a critical/decolonial approach to issues of race/religion in law and gender, sexuality and Islam.


Sandeep Bakshi – Hi! I’m a queer decolonial academic of colour in the global north. My work spans disparate terrains of decolonial knowledges, queer memories, and sartorial, literary, oral, and food cultures. Institutional webpage: http://www.larca.univ-paris-diderot.fr/en/membre/bakshi-sandeep-2/ . Find me on twitter: @sandeepbak

2017-05-26 15.47.10.jpg

Silvia Posocco – My background is in anthropology and transnational gender and sexuality studies. My research to date has focused on the study of violence, conflict, genocide, life and death.

Paola Bacchetta – Greetings folks, I am an academic and long-time QTPOC activist. My areas of work are: analytics of relations of power (colonialism, coloniality, racism, capitalism, sexism, queerphobia, speciism, environment); decolonial, postcolonial and global southern queer theories; lesbian and queer of color activisms and artivisms; political conflict; and space. My writings are here: http://berkeley.academia.edu/PaolaBacchetta