Nomadic Sexualities and Nationalities:
Postcolonial Performative Words and Visual Texts

[Presented at this conference and later published within the collection of the same name: “Inscriptions in the Sand”, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta,  Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, 2003] In Nomadism and Its Frontiers (2001), El Mokhtar Ghambou makes paradoxical the literary, ethnographic and conceptual understandings…

Defining and Resisting Violence

[This is a paper I was invited to present at the “Cutlural Violence Conference” at George Washington University, in March, 1998] When I attend conferences such as this, I often find myself generating a list of words that I find overused, essentialized, or simply part…