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

Into the field…

As of September, I have been living in New England, carrying out PhD dissertation research. I am working with people who have suffered persecution on the basis of their sexual orientation and/or gender non-conformity and are consequently seeking asylum in the U.S. I'll continue to update this blog whenever possible, and will return to Washington … Continue reading Into the field…

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

Reflections on IUAES Congress 2013

This summer, my alma mater the University of Manchester played host to the 17th Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnographic Scientists (IUAES). I was fortunate enough to attend, and found it exciting and unusual for a number of reasons, all of which were pleasantly surprising and unusually progressive for a conference of … Continue reading Reflections on IUAES Congress 2013