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Race and Sexuality

The importance of sexual stereotypes in the construction of the modern and contemporary racial rhetoric is well known. 19th– and 20th -century European colonialism required a form of ideological justification, and the nascent biological theories of race provided much-needed support, … Continue reading

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Online seminar: The Fall from Grace

This is a recording of a seminar organized by the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Centre for Historical Studies (Department of History, University of Maryland – College Park) where I discussed my Marie Skłodowska Curie research (and book project) SPACES. I … Continue reading

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An “Obscure” Object of Desire: Muslims in Spanish Homoerotic Sociability

We saw in the case of Hamete the extent to which Spanish secular and religious authorities used sexual transgressions to reinforce the boundaries dividing the Christian majority and the Muslim minority. Today we will shed light on the other side … Continue reading

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An Edifying Human Sacrifice

Last post I dealt with some of the methodological problems raised by working on the history of sexuality from a cross-cultural perspective. Today, we will get our hands dirty with a case study, and see what happens when we start … Continue reading

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Islamic (Homo)Sexualities

Today I would like to dive a bit more deeply in the themes I only touched upon in my last post. I want to do so by presenting a specific case study, the debate around a book published on Islamic … Continue reading

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History of Sexuality: A Cross-Cultural Approach

Let’s start with some questions about my research project (click on the “SPACES” button in the bottom left of the image above to know more) and its relations with present-day social and political issues that I find particularly urgent and … Continue reading

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