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On this page, you’ll find links to useful resources including videos, course syllabi, and other documents. We will periodically update this page. If you’d like to add something to our resources page, please email Karma Chávez.

  • Ed Ou Jin Lee’s “Queer Migrations” syllabus  (Concordia University, Fall 2013)
  • Read about the aftermath of the repeal of the HIV entry ban with QMRN member, N. Ordover and others: After the Entry Ban, Why Danger Persists for Immigrants Living with HIV in the US.
  • Check out the Decolonizing Sexualities Network here: The DSN started in 2010 and “contribute[s] knowledge on how sexuality, race and religion intersect within state law and policy as well as within civil society developments in different national settings.”
  • Click here to read Jin Haritaworn’s Introduction to a special forum of the European Journal of Women’s Studies on “Women’s Rights, Gay Rights, and Anti-Muslim Racism in Europe.”
  • Karma Chávez talking about her research on UW’s “Office Hours” program
  • Karma Chávez’s “Queer Migration Rhetoric” syllabus (University of Wisconsin, Department of Communication Arts, Fall 2010)
  • Salvador Vidal-Ortiz’s “Gender, Sexuality and Migration” syllabus (American University, Department of Sociology, Fall 2010)
  • Access Cathy Hannabach’s course syllabi for Queer Asylum and Queer Mobilities, Queer Citizenship (University of Pittsburgh, Women’s Studies, Fall 2011).

List in progress of recently published and forthcoming articles/chapters by QMRN members (for more details on member research interests and book publications, see the “Member Bio” section):

Aren Aizura:

  • “Transnational Transgender Rights and Immigration Law.” In Trans Feminist Perspectives, edited by Anne Enke, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012, forthcoming.
  • “The Persistence of Transsexual Travel Narratives.” In Transgender Migrations: The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition, edited by Trystan Cotton, New York: Routledge, 2011, 139—156.
  • “The Romance of the Amazing Scalpel: ‘Race’, Labour and Affect in Thai Gender Reassignment Clinics.” In Queer Bangkok, edited by Peter A. Jackson,  Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011, 142—162.

Marysol Asencio:

  • “‘Locas,’ Respect, and Masculinity: Gender Conformity in Migrant Puerto Rican Gay Masculinities.” Gender & Society 25, no. 3 (2011): 335-354.
  • “Migrant Puerto Rican Lesbians Negotiating Gender, Sexuality and Ethno-nationality.” National Women’s Studies Association Journal, special issue: Latina Sexualities, 21, no. 3 (2009): 1-23.
  • “Migration, Gender Conformity, and Social Mobility among Puerto Rican Sexual Minorities,” co-authored with Katie Acosta. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, special issue: Global Perspectives on Same-Sex Sexualities: Desires, Practices and Identities, 6, no. 3 (2009): 34-43.

Karma Chávez:

  • Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013).
  • “ACT UP, Haitian Migrants and Alternative Memories of HIV/AIDS.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 98, no. 1 (2012): 63-8.
  • “Counterpublic Enclaves and Understanding the Function of Rhetoric in Social Movement Coalition Building.” Communication Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2011): 1-18.
  • “Identifying the Needs of LGBTQ Immigrants and Refugees in Southern Arizona.” Journal of Homosexuality 58, no. 2 (2011): 189-218.
  • “Border (in)Securities: Normative and Differential Belonging in LGBTQ and Immigrant Rights Discourse.” Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies 7, no. 2 (2010): 136-55.
  • “Spatializing Gender Performativity: Ecstasy and Possibilities for Livable Life in the Tragic Case of Victoria Arellano.” Women’s Studies in Communication 33, no. 1 (2010): 1-15.

Debanuj DasGupta:

Maja Horn:

  • “Queer Dominican Moves: In the Interstices of Colonial Legacies and Global Impulses.” In Development, Sexual Rights and Global Governance, edited by Amy Lind, New York: Routledge, 2010.
  • “The Dominican Diaspora in Waddys Jáquez’s P.A.R.G.O.” Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature special issue on “Theater and Performance in Nuestra América,” 32, no. 2 (2008).
  • “Queer Caribbean Homecomings: The Collaborative Art Exhibits of Nelson Ricart-Guerrero and Christian Vauzelle.” GLQ special issue on “Queer/Migration,” 14, nos. 2/3 (2008).

Edward Ou Jin Lee:

  • Lee, E.O. & Brotman, S. (2014). Speak Out! Structural intersectionality and anti-oppressive practice with LGBTQ refugees in Canada. Canadian Social Work Review. 30 (2).
  • Lee, E.O., Miller, L., Stanley, K. & Militzer, R. (2014). Collaborative media making with queer and trans refugees: Social locations, competing agendas and thinking structurally. In H.M. Pleasants & D. E. Salter (Eds.). Community-based multiliteracies and digital media projects: Questioning assumptions and exploring realities. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Lee, E.O. & Ferrer, I. (2014). Examining Social Work as a Canadian Settler Colonial Project: Colonial Continuities of Circles of Reform, Civilization, and In/visibility. Journal of Critical Anti-Oppressive Social Inquiry.
  • Palacios, L., Ferrer, I., Hampton, R., Moses, E. & Lee, E.O. (2013). Learning in Social Action: Students of Color and the Québec Student Movement. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing Special Issue: Justice Work In and Out of Schools. 29 (2).
  • “Identity, Refugeeness, Belonging: Experiences of Sexual Minority Refugees in Canada.” co-authored with Shari Brotman. Canadian Review of Sociology, 48, no. 3 (2011): 241 – 274.
  • “Exploring Gender and Sexuality through the Lens of Intersectionality: Sexual Minority Refugees in Canada.” co-authored with Shari Brotman. Canadian Social Work Review, 28, no. 1 (2011): 151 – 156.
  • “Speak Out: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Refugees in Canada: Exploring Intersections of Sexual, Gender and Cultural Diversity.” Research Report co-authored with Shari Brotman. Montreal: McGill School of Social Work, 2010.
  • “Human Lives at Stake: Refugee Reform Bill C-11 and its Potential Impact on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Refugees.” Policy Brief. Collaboration between AGIR and McGill School of Social Work, 2010.
  • ‘”Dangerous Shortcuts’: Representations of Sexual Minority Refugees in the Post 9/11 Canadian Press.” co-authored with Ainsley Jenicek and Alan Wong. Canadian Journal of Communications, special Issue – Race, Ethnicity and Intercultural Communication, 34, no. 4 (2009): 635-658.

Eithne Luibhéid:

  • Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013).
  • “Irish Migration and Irish Sexuality Scholarship: Queering the Connections.” In Theory on the Edge: Irish Studies and the Politics of Sexual Difference, edited by Noreen Giffney and Margrit Shildrick, Dublin: Woodfield Press, 2012, forthcoming.
  • “Sexualities and Migration.” In International Handbook of Migration Studies, edited by Steven Gold and Stephanie Nawyn,  New York: Routledge, forthcoming.
  • “Sexualities and Migration.” In A Global History of Sexuality, edited by Donna J. Guy and Robert M. Buffington, Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, forthcoming.
  • “Gender, Sexuality, and Mexican Migration,” co-authored with Robert Buffington. In Beyond the Border: The History of Mexico-U.S. Migration, edited by Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, 204-226.
  • Nationalist Heterosexuality, Migrant (Il)legality, and Irish Citizenship Law: Queering the Connections,” South Atlantic Quarterly, special issue on “Theory Now,” 110, no. 1 (2011): 179-204.
  • “Queer/Migration: An Unruly Body of Scholarship,” GLQ special issue on “Queer/Migration,” 14, nos. 2-3 (2008): 169-190.
  • “Sexuality, Migration, and the Shifting Line Between Legal and Illegal Status,” GLQ special issue on “Queer/Migration,” 14, nos. 2-3 (2008): 289-316.

Audrey Yue:

  • “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) migration.” In Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, edited by Immanuel Ness and Peter Bellwood. NJ: Wiley‐Blackwell, 2012, forthcoming.
  • “Asian Sex Workers in Australia: Somatechnologies of Trafficking and Queer Mobilities.” In Somatechnics: Queering the Technologies of Bodies, edited by Nikki Sullivan and Samantha Murray, London: Ashgate, 2009, 65-86.
  • “King Victoria: Asian Drag Kings, Multicultural Sexuality and Postcolonial Female Masculinity in Australia.” In AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in the Asia-Pacific, edited by Peter Jackson, Mark McLelland, Fran Martin and Audrey Yue, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008, 251-270.
  • “Queer Asian Australian Migration: Creative Film Co-production and Diasporic Intimacy in The Home Song Stories.” Studies in Australasian Cinema 2, no. 3 (2008): 229-243.
  • “Gay Asian Sexual Health in Australia: Governing HIV/AIDS, Racializing Biopolitics and Performing Conformity.” Sexualities 11, no. 1 (2008): 245-262.
  •  “Same-Sex Migration in Australia: From Interdependency to Intimacy” GLQ 14, nos. 2-3 (2008): 239-262.
  •  “China’s Super Girl: Mobile Youth Cultures and New Sexualities,” co-authored with Haiqing Yu.  In Youth Media in the Asia Pacific Region, edited by Belinda Smaill and Usha Rodrigues, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Press, 2008, 117-134.
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