'No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies' Edited by E. Patrick Johnson

In 2005, Mae Gwendolyn Henderson and E. Patrick Johnson edited Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology. BQS was a first of its kind text, seeking to break ground and bread between queer studies and Black studies; it was a success. With its focus on academic intersectionality, the politics of representation, queer studies pedagogy, and Black… read more

'There Goes the Gayborhood?' by Amin Ghaziani

Proper punctuation is critical to understanding an author’s main point. While exclamatory sentences and hyperbole can often sell more books or bring about more attention to one’s topic, the use of a properly placed question mark can serve as a gentle reminder to readers that although an argument may seem straightforward, its intricate details create… read more

'A View from the Bottom: Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation' by Nguyen Tan Hoang

There is much to be said about male effeminacy in today’s hyberbolized, over demanding, and preferentially specific sexual culture. Nguyen Tan Hoang’s A View from the Bottom: Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation not only reassesses male effeminacy and its racialization in the areas of race, gender, sexuality, and nationality, but the book also examines… read more

'Willful Subjects’ by Sara Ahmed

Goldsmiths College professor and highly regarded race and cultural studies scholar Sara Ahmed offers an expanded study of the “feminist killjoy” in her new book, Willful Subjects…. read more