Colloquium Series: Kwame Edwin Otu, University of Virginia

Normative Collusions, Amphibious Evasions: Sassoi and the Contested Queer Self-Making
Kwame Edwin Otu is an Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies in the Carter G. Woodson Department for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. His ethnographic research focuses on effeminate men and the shifting racialization of sexuality in urban postcolonial Ghana. His work aims to unpack how sexual and racial regimes transect with neoliberal human rights attempts to reclaim and fashion dignity and rights for queer subjects in Ghana.