Welcome to the Decolonizing Sexualities Network (DSN) Blog. The network has been active since 2010 and is collectively managed by the Board of Co-ordination (BoC). The BoC has four members: Suhraiya Jivraj (University of Kent, UK), Silvia Posocco (Birkbeck, University of London, UK), Paola Bacchetta (University of California, Berkeley, US) and Sandeep Bakshi (University of Paris, France).

The DSN anthology titled Decolonizing Sexualities: Transnational Perspectives, Critical Interventions was published in 2016. Order here, http://counterpress.org.uk/publications/decolonizing-sexualities/

The second output of the DSN is a Special Issue of Interventions (22.4, 2020) titled “Decolonial Trajectories: Praxes and Challenges”. Access here, https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/riij20/22/4?nav=tocList

The DSN blog hosts entries ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 words on transnational and decolonial queer politics and activism. We invite regular contributions from folks wishing to give free rein to their thoughts on larger themes of decolonial queernesses. If you would like to contribute, please write to us at decolonizingsexualities@gmail.com .


Suhraiya Jivraj – Hi! I’m an activist academic taking a critical/decolonial approach to issues of race/religion in law and gender, sexuality and Islam.


Sandeep Bakshi – Hi! I’m a queer vegan of colour academic in the global north. My work spans disparate terrains of decolonial knowledges, queer memories, and sartorial, literary, oral, and food cultures. Institutional webpage: http://www.larca.univ-paris-diderot.fr/en/membre/bakshi-sandeep-2/. Find me on twitter: @sandeepbak

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Silvia Posocco – My background is in anthropology and transnational gender and sexuality studies. My research to date has focused on the study of violence, conflict, genocide, life and death.

Paola Bacchetta – Greetings folks, I am an academic and long-time QTPOC activist. My areas of work are: analytics of relations of power (colonialism, coloniality, racism, capitalism, sexism, queerphobia, speciism, environment); decolonial, postcolonial and global southern queer theories; lesbian and queer of color activisms and artivisms; political conflict; and space. My writings are here: http://berkeley.academia.edu/PaolaBacchetta