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Today we’re joined by Yasmin Nair (https://twitter.com/NairYasmin). Dr. Yasmin Nair is a freelance writer, activist, academic, and commentator. The bastard child of queer theory and deconstruction, Nair has numerous critical essays, book reviews, investigative journalism, op-eds, and photography to her credit. She has appeared in publications like In These Times, Monthly Review, The Awl, The Chicago Reader, GLQ, The Progressive, make/shift, Time Out Chicago,The Bilerico Project, Windy City Times, Bitch, Maximum Rock’n’Roll, and No More Potlucks.
Nair’s writing and organising address issues like neoliberalism and inequality, queer politics and theory, the politics of rescue and affect, sex trafficking, the art world, and the immigration crisis. Her work also appears in various anthologies and journals, including Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matters and How to Stop It, Windy City Queer: Dispatches from the Third Coast, Arab Studies Quarterlyand Gay Press, Gay Power: The Growth of LGBT Community Newspapers in America. Yasmin’s website can be found at http://www.yasminnair.net.Discussed in this episode:
- Yasmin Nair’s articles “Your Sex is Not Radical” http://yasminnair.net/content/your-sex-not-radicaland “Your Trauma Is Your Passport” http://www.yasminnair.net/content/your-trauma-your-passport-hannah-gadsby-nanette-and-global-citizenship
- “Critic’s Notebook: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Is an Important Invitation to Feel Black Pain” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/beale-street-could-talk-is-an-invitation-feel-black-pain-1167310
- Birth of a Nation’hood: Gaze, Script and Spectacle in the O.J. Simpson Case edited by Toni Morrison https://amzn.to/2VMmjv8
Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (firstname.lastname@example.org). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu, Closing theme produced by Dust Fingaz https://soundcloud.com/dustfingaz/