The Sexual Politics of Border Control Special Issue

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Subject Fields: 
Borderlands, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies

We are very excited to announce that the Special Issue on ‘The Sexual Politics of Border Control’ is now available in Ethnic and Racial Studies. The special issue conceptualizes sexuality as a method of bordering and examines how sexuality operates as a key site for the containment and regulation of movement. By bringing together queer scholarship on borders and migration with the rich archive of feminist, Black, Indigenous and critical border perspectives, it highlights how the heteronormativity of the border intersects with the larger dynamics of racial capitalism, imperialism and settler colonialism, reproductive inequalities and the containment of contagion, disease and virality.


You can download the introduction for free (available for two months) here: 


Please see the full special issue with contributions by Michelle Pfeifer, Billy Holzberg, Anouk Madörin, Ian Khara Ellsante, Brenda Senya, Yener Bayramoğlu, Grace Tran, Gala Rexer, Nicola Mai et al, Miriam Ticktin, Alyosxa Tudor and Radha Hegde here: 

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Anouk Madörin