Formations of Queer Diaspora: Trauma and Empire


Akeel St.Vil

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department or Program

Sociology Department

First Advisor

Pinar Batur

Second Advisor

Diane Harriford


This thesis project is explores the contours of nation-state violence and the trauma-inflicted upon deviant populations transnationally. I will explore how fluid, relational experiences with violence evoke transnational diasporic formations which can begin to be actualized when we consider their postionalities to national narratives and contingencies of (be)longing. I will examine racialized deviant populations experiences of nation-state violence in the United States as well as racialized deviant populations residing in Palestinian refugee camps to exemplify the shared memory, and trauma-inflicted experiences with nation-states.

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