St John's College Oxford

LGBTQ+ History Month Lecture: Spectres of Colonialism

Join us for our 2020 LGBTQ+ History Month Lecture, given by Dr Rahul Rao.

Dr Rao's LGBTQ+ history month lecture poses the question as to what types of ethical and political obligations follow from the fact that antisodomy laws in many parts of the commonwealth are a legacy of British colonialism.

About the speaker: Rahul Rao has research interests in international relations theory, the international relations of South Asia, comparative political thought, and gender and sexuality. He is currently working on a book on queer postcolonial temporality. His first book Third World Protest: Between Home and the World (Oxford University Press, 2010) explored the relationship between cosmopolitanism and nationalism in postcolonial protest. He was previously a Term Fellow in Politics at University College, Oxford. He has a law degree from the National Law School of India University, and read for a doctorate in international relations at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

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