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 email@example.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.
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
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.
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.
S. Taha. 2013. Joseph Massad: An Occidentalist’s Other Subjects/Victims. [online]. Arab Leftist. April 21. Available here: http://arableft ist.blogspot.com/2013/04/joseph-massad-occidentalists-other_21.html.