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Bisexuality: Theoretical and political challenges

Publié le 3 février 2015 Mis à jour le 29 septembre 2023

3 février


Surya Monro
(University of Huddersfield)

Bisexuality has for many years been a marginalised topic within academia. Bisexual people have also historically been marginalised by both the lesbian and gay, and the heterosexual, communities. This lecture examines the erasure of bisexuality, and the academic and political implications of this. Drawing on empirical material from the UK and Columbia, it also discusses bisexual activisms, and the ways in which bisexual people exercise agency in democratic societies.

Professor Surya Monro has published extensively in the fields of gender and sexuality, notably on the topic of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equalities. She is the author of Gender Politics: Citizenship, Activism, and Sexual Diversity (Pluto Press 2005), co-author (with Diane Richardson) of Sexuality, Equality and Diversity (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012) and author of Bisexuality (forthcoming Palgrave MacMillan 2015). Surya is based at the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences, University of Hudderfield, UK, email s.monro@hud.ac.uk.