Tag Archives: Queer

Book Review: Testo Junkie (Beatriz Preciado)

I have a book review of Beatriz Preciado’s Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era in the next issue of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. Here is a digital version to peruse–be sure to read the whole issue … Continue reading

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Scholium on Sexting and Cyberbullying: Consuming Children

After delivering a paper on cyberbullying and sexting at Theorizing the Web 2014 last month I was asked an interesting question from the audience: was I arguing for mobile phones as a contemporary zone of privacy for the child? My improvised … Continue reading

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The Unruliness of the Cyberbully

Courtesy of the wonderful folks who organized Theorizing the Web 2014 this past April in Brooklyn you can watch the recorded version of my paper below, an excerpt from one of my dissertation chapters, “The Unruliness of the Cyberbully: Governing … Continue reading

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The Value of the Future (II): Materialism and the Child in Queer Theory

Is queer theory undergoing a materialist turn? For a field born in many ways out of literary studies, textual deconstruction, and epistemological interrogation, questions of materialism, labor and capital accumulation have understandably had a difficult time getting sustained attention. So … Continue reading

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The Technical Invention of Gender (Notes from Johns Hopkins)

Gender, understood as a psychic identification and set of norms for presentation of the self and body, is often conceptually attributed to feminist analyses of the representational subordination of femininity to masculinity. In the infamous “sex/gender” split reflected in field-defining … Continue reading

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Accelerating Childhood and the Value of the Future™

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. But a wonderful thing to invest in. This slogan greeted me the other day on a bus stop in Manhattan. “Better Futures™” is a simulated stock option that capitalizes quite literally on … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Beatriz Preciado, Testo Junkie

Beatriz Preciado, Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era, trans. by Bruce Benderson (New York: Feminist Press, 2013). I eagerly awaited the English translation of Beatriz Preciado’s intoxicating volume that blends high-theory biopolitical diagrammatics with a piercing bio-technical-auto-fiction … Continue reading

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Haunting the Queer Spaces of AIDS: GLQ 19, 3

I have an essay in the newest issue of GLQ, the abstract of which follows: Haunting the Queer Spaces of AIDS: Remembering ACT UP/New York and an Ethics for an Endemic This essay considers the mutation of the temporality of HIV/AIDS in … Continue reading

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Transduction and Interdisciplinarity, or Why There Can Be No Methodology

Some words you read, find alluring for the ineffable hint of what they might be able to do for you well beyond what they signify or how you understand them to mean at all.  There are a host of key … Continue reading

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Snippet: How To Kill Your Bully (But Not Get Away With It)

I’m heading to Puerto Rico next week for the American Studies Association Annual Meeting.  Here is a snippet from the paper I will be presenting on the criminalization of bullying as a biopolitical technology of the population-formation of gay children: … Continue reading

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