The book examines little known and forgotten writings by Magnus Hirschfeld, the influential sexologist who is best known today for his homosexual activism, transgender work and founding of the world’s first Institute of Sexual Science in 1919. Arguing that negative experiences, as much as affirmative subculture formation, shaped a collective sense of modern same-sex identity, it reveals the gendered and racialized limits of the emerging homosexual rights movement in the West.
Slave trade in southern Angola and South West Africa
Article in special issue of south on Dirt and Desire
Johannesburg, Chicago of South Africa Chicago, Johannesburg by the Lake
Anglophone South Asian Literature and Culture, Postcolonial theory and literature, South Asian American Literature and culture, issues of political economy, gender, class, social justice, development, and the environment
South African novelist and essayist Olive Schreiner interpreted South African racial and class categories for British readers in an effort to prevent what she worried would be bloody conflict between Boers and indigenous Africans.
My research interests concern American literature, film, and photography–with a special emphasis on the twentieth-century South. My newest project is a study of photography and literature in the South of the1930s and after.
I am a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in the interdepartmental Classical Studies program at Columbia University, currently writing a dissertation entitled, “Youth and Power: Roman Discourses of Age and Ageing from Plautus to Nero.” My work examines Roman age and ageing and, in particular, the intersection of discourses about youth with the changing power relations at Rome from the birth of Plautus to the death of Nero.
South African literature