Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies Talk: Dr. Salman Hussain
Dr. Salman Hussain is the 2021-2022 Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies and a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology at York University. Dr. Hussain is a Cultural Anthropologist with research interests in Human Rights and Social Movements, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Political Violence and Terror, and Law and Decolonization. Dr. Hussain has held research and teaching fellowships at The Gradauate Center, CUNY, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
In his postdoctoral project, he studies new forms of queer activism at the intersection of liberal legality and sexual biopolitics in Pakistan. He examines how activism for demanding gender rights and contestinginequality and marginalizationrevolves around the evidentary politics of the body by traditional communities ofkhwajasaras.Hussain's project is a part of his long-term research and activist commitment with the khwajasaracommunities and follows their engagement with third gender laws in the country.
His research has appeared inPolitical and Legal Anthropology Review, Postcolonial Studies, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, andAnthropologica.