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September 15, 2016

Tushabe publishes article on sexual rights in Uganda

Submitted by Tushabe

Tushabe, associate professor in gender, women, and sexuality studies, published a journal article on sexual rights in Uganda.

The article, "Sexual rights in Uganda and the struggle for meaning in community" was published in the Journal of Lesbian Studies. The article historizes interactions of colonial and indigenous knowledges in the construction of homosexuality and enduring exchange of same-sex erotic energies in Uganda.

While debates focus on the existence or absence of homosexuality in Uganda, the article attempts to redirect attention from colonial constructions of homosexuality to indigenous and decolonial thought in relation to women who exchange same-sex erotic energies and their struggle for meaning in community. The article argues for pedagogies and epistemologies of memory and place within the framework of human rights.