Commentary on limits of academic protest published in Savage Minds

Originally published at the anthropology blog, Savage Minds, responding to their call for short commentaries on "anthropology in the Trump era". In late January, President Trump signed three Executive Orders concerning immigration. The “Muslim Ban” galvanized attention, from protests and Op-Eds to legislative action. Given the patently unconstitutional practices sanctioned by that Order, the maneuvers promised by the … Continue reading Commentary on limits of academic protest published in Savage Minds

Film Review: “Pride”

Now available online: a short review of the recent UK hit film, Pride, which was originally published a few months ago in Red Pepper magazine. I note that, despite some critics' discomfort with Pride's feel-good tone, the filmmakers successfully make a few salient political points. It offers lessons on solidarity-building beyond identity-based justice organising, and an … Continue reading Film Review: “Pride”

Article published in Journal of Language & Sexuality

Happy to announce that my article: "'God loves you and It Gets Better': Ideology, deixis and agency in an anti-homophobic bullying viral campaign" has been published in the Journal of Language and Sexuality 3:2. Here's the abstract... "The ‘It Gets Better Project’ (IGBP) is an online anti-homophobic bullying initiative directed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and … Continue reading Article published in Journal of Language & Sexuality

Latest article: On Uganda, homophobia and complex histories

My latest article: Righteous Crusades? Imperialism, homophobia and the danger of simplification in God Loves Uganda. Published on the multi-lingual, interdisciplinary and generally quite excellent new online journal The Postcolonialist. I wrote this piece in response to the documentary film "God Loves Uganda," but it can also be read as a more general response to the … Continue reading Latest article: On Uganda, homophobia and complex histories

Article on the UK Marriage (Same-Sex) Act 2013

My latest article for Red Pepper, "Married Strife" written in response to the UK government passing the "Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013" back in July. It would have been better published immediately after, but that's the beauty/frustration of print magazine journalism. In many ways, this debate is regarded as old news. Critiques of state-endorsed marriage … Continue reading Article on the UK Marriage (Same-Sex) Act 2013