Out of Time: The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality

Thursday 10 December 2020
7:00 pm AEDT (8:00 am GMT)

Dr. Ntina Tzouvala (ANU) and Danish Sheikh (MLS) in conversation with Dr. Rahul Rao, the author of Out of Time: The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality. The discussion was chaired by Professor Sundhya Pahuja (MLS).

Rahul Rao, ‘Out of Time: The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality’, (OUP, 2020).

In this book, Rao explores the encounters and entanglements across geopolitical divides that produce and contest contemporary queerphobias. Intervening in a queer theoretical literature on temporality, the book argues that time and space matter differently in the queer politics of postcolonial countries. By employing an intersectional analysis and drawing on a range of sources, Rao offers an original interpretation of why queerness mutates to become a metonym for categories such as nationality, religiosity, race, class, and caste.

Rahul Rao is Senior Lecturer in Politics at SOAS University of London and a member of the Radical Philosophy collective.

Sundhya Pahuja is a Professor at Melbourne Law School and the Director of IILAH; Ntina Tzouvala is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law; Danish Sheikh is a PhD Candidate at Melbourne Law School and a Member of IILAH.