Welcome to Queer Feminist Resources!

The conference team have compiled a list of resources we feel are relevant and important. Over time, this page will be updated and new resources will be added, so if you come across a resource which you think should be available here, please send an email to queerfeministperspectives@gmail.com We hope that the list will be useful for your future learning and research.

Below is a list of relevant books and chapters, sorted in alphabetical order of the author’s last name.

  • Al-Ali, N & Ghiwa S. 2019. Feminist and Queer Perspectives on West Asia. In: Luther, J. D. & Ung Loh, J. eds. London & New York: Zed Books.
  • Alexandrakis, O. 2016. ed. Impulse to Act: A New Anthropology of Resistance and Social Justice. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Amar, P. 2013. The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics, and the End of Neoliberalism. Durham & London: Duke University Press. 
  • Atshan, S. 2020. Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Ayoub, P. M. 2016. When States Come Out: Europe’s Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ayoub, P. M. & Paternotte, D. (eds.). 2014. LGBT Activism and the Making of Europe: A Rainbow Europe?. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • El-Tayeb, F. 2011. European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe. Difference Incorporated. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Ferguson, R. 2004. Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
  • Georgis, D. 2014. The Better Story: Queer Affects from the Middle East. Suny Press.
  • Habib, S. 2007. Female Homosexuality in the Middle East: Histories & Representations. London & New York: Routledge.
  • Massad, J. 2007. Desiring Arabs. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Morabet, S. 2014. Queer Beirut. Texas: University of Texas Press.
  • Muñoz, J. E. 1999. Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics (Cultural Studies of the Americas, v. 2). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Najmabadi, A. 2005. Women with Mustaches and Men Without Beards. Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity. Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press.
  • Puar, J. 2007. Terrorist Assemblages: homonationalism in queer times. Durham & London: Duke University Press.
  • Savcı, E. 2016. Subjects of Rights and Subjects of Cruelty: The Production of an Islamic Backlash against Homosexuality in Turkey. In: Orloff, A. S., Ray, R., Savcı, E. eds. Perverse Politics? Feminism, Anti-Imperialism, Multiplicity (Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 30). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 159-186.

Below is a list of relevant journal articles, sorted in alphabetical order of the author’s last name.

  • Allouche, S. 2019. Review of the book A Queer Way Out: the Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel. Feminist Encounters: a Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics. 3(1-2), 20.  Full text. DOI.
  • Allouche, S. 2019. Queering Heterosexual (inter-sectarian) Love in Lebanon. International Journal of Middle East Studies. 51(4), pp. 547-565. Full text. DOI.
  • Allouche, S. 2019. The Reluctant Queer. Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research. 5(1), 11-22. Full text.
  • Allouche, S. 2020. Different normativity and strategic nomadic marriages: area studies and queer theory. Middle East Critique. 29(1), pp. 9-27. Abstract.  Full text.
  • Atshan, S. & Moore, D. L. 2014. Reciprocal Solidarity: Where the Black and Palestinian Queer Struggles Meet. Biography. 37(2), pp. 680–705. https://doi.org/10.1353/bio.2014.0033.
  • Ben-zvi, Y. 1998. Zionist Lesbianism and Transsexual Transgression: Two Representations of Queer Israel. Middle East Report. 206, pp. 26-28 + 37.
  • El-Tayeb, F. 2013. Time Travelers and Queer Heterotopias: Narratives from the Muslim Underground. The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory. 88(3). pp. 305–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/00168890.2013.820637.
  • Georgis, D. 2013. Thinking Past Pride: Queer Arab Shame in Bareed Mista3jil. International Journal of Middle East Studies. 45(2), pp. 233 – 251.  
  • Ghadir, S. 2015. Pinkwashing: Israel’s International Strategy and Internal Agenda. Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research. 1(1), pp. 82 – 6. Available here: https://kohljournal.press/pinkwashing-israels-international-strategy.
  • Walsh-Haines, G. 2012. The Egyptian Blogosphere: Policing Gender and Sexuality and the Consequences for Queer Emancipation. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. 8(3), pp. 41 – 62. 
  • Habib, S. 2003. Queering the Middle East and the New Anti-Semitism. EnterText. 3(2), pp. 52 – 71. Available here: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/creative-writing/research/entertext/documents/entertext032/Samar-Habib-Queering-the-Middle-East-and-the-New-Anti-Semitism-An-Essay.pdf 
  • Habib, S. & Moujaes, N. 2012. Between Patriarchy and Occupation: Rauda Morcos and Lesbian Activism for Bodily Rights. Al-Raida Journal. 138, pp. 58-64. Available here: http://www.alraidajournal.com/index.php/ALRJ/article/view/92/91 
  • Hartal, G. & Sasson-Levy, O. 2017. Being [in] the Center: Sexual Citizenship and Homonationalism at Tel Aviv’s Gay-Center. Sexualities. 20(5–6) pp. 738–61. Available here: https://doi.org/10.1177/1363460716645807.
  • Hochberg, G. Z. 2010. “CHECK ME OUT”: Queer Encounters in Sharif Waked’s Chic Point: Fashion for Israeli Checkpoints. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. 16(4) pp. 577–97. https://doi.org/10.1215/10642684-2010-005.
  • Kosnick, K. 2014. Out on the Scene: Queer Migrant Clubbing and Urban Diversity. In: Stahl, G. ed. “Poor but Sexy”: Reflections on Berlin Scenes. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, pp. 27-4.
  • Kuntsman, A. & Al-Qasimi, N. 2012. Introduction. Queering Middle Eastern Cyberscapes. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. 8 (3), pp. 1-13.
  • Makarem, G. 2011. The Story of HELEM. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. 7(3), pp. 98–112.
  • Mourad, S. 2013. Queering the Mother Tongue. International Journal of Communication. 7. pp. 2533–2546.
  • Moussawi, G. 2013. Queering Beirut, the ‘Paris of the Middle East’: fractal Orientalism and essentialized masculinities in contemporary gay travelogues. Gender, Place and Culture. 20(7), pp. 858-875.
  • Moussawi, G. 2015. (Un)critically queer organizing: Towards a more complex analysis of LGBTQ organizing in Lebanon. Sexualities 18(5/6), pp. 593 – 617.
  • Mutluer, N. 2019. Intersectionalities of Gender, Sexuality and Religion: Novelties and continuities in Turkey during the AKP era. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies. 19(1), pp. 99 – 118. Available here: https://doi.org/10.1080/14683857.2019.1578049
  • Özbay, C. & Savcı, E. 2018. Queering Commons in Turkey. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. 24(4), pp. 516–21. Available here: https://doi.org/10.1215/10642684-6957870.
  • Petzen, J. 2012. Contesting Europe: A Call for an Anti-modern Sexual Politics. European Journal of Women’s Studies. 19(1), pp. 97-114.
  • Puar, J. 2011. Citation and Censorship: The Politics of Talking About the Sexual Politics of Israel. Feminist Legal Studies. 19(2), pp. 133-142.
  • Rexer, G. 2021. Borderlands of Reproduction: Bodies, Borders, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Palestine/Israel. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 44(9), pp. 1549 – 1598. 
  • Richie, J. 2014. Pinkwashing, Homonationalism, and Israel–Palestine: The Conceits of Queer Theory and the Politics of the Ordinary. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. 47(3), pp. 616 – 634.
  • Amer, S. 2009. Medieval Arab Lesbians and Lesbian-Like Women. Journal of the History of Sexuality. 18(2), pp. 215-236.
  • Hamdan, S. 2015. Becoming-Queer-Arab-Activist: The Case of Meem. Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research. 1(2), pp. 66-82. Available here: https://kohljournal.press/becoming-queer-arab-activist
  • Hamdan, S. 2015. Re-Orienting Desire from With/In Queer Arab Shame: Conceptualizing Queer Arab Subjectivities through Sexual Difference Theory in a Reading of Bareed Mista3jil. Kohl: A Journal for Gender and Body Research. 1(1), pp. 54 – 69. Available here: https://kohljournal.press/reorienting-desire-from-within
  • Shakhsari, S. 2014. The Queer Time of Death: Temporality, Geopolitics, and Refugee Rights. Sexualities. 17(8), pp. 998–1015.
  • Goknur, S. 2015. Queer Imaginaries: Tensions in Academic and Activist Frames. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. 11(3), pp. 331-336.
  • Yildiz, A. 2017. ‘Turkish, Dutch, Gay and Proud’: Mapping out the Contours of Agency in Homonationalist Times.” Sexualities. 20(5/6), pp. 699–714. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363460716645805.
  • Yurdakul, G, Rexer, G., Eilat, S. & Mutluer, N. 2019. Contested Authorities over Life Politics: Religious-Secular Tensions in Abortion Debates in Germany, Turkey, and Israel. Comparative Sociology. 18(5), pp. 706-734.
  • Zengin, A. 2016. Violent Intimacies: Tactile State Power, Sex/Gender Transgression, and the Politics of Touch in Contemporary Turkey. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 12(2), pp. 225–45. https://doi.org/10.1215/15525864-3507650.