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Scott L. Morgensen

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Settler Colonialism and Alliance: Comparative Challenges to Pinkwashing and Homonationalism

[Image by Palestinians in Solidarity with Idle No More and Indigenous Rights]

Critics of Israeli pinkwashing in the United States and Canada have increasingly engaged in comparative critiques of settler colonialism. Queers Against Israeli Apartheid in Toronto has invoked this critique for many years. Pinkwatchers across Canada also draw ties between Palestinian and Indigenous solidarity that are heightened by the recent emergence in Canada of the Indigenous people’s movement Idle No More. Today, scholars and activists ask how homonationalism and ...

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Scott L. Morgensen

 

 

Scott L. Morgensen is Associate Professor in the Gender Studies Department at Queen’s University. His primary research examines how racism and settler colonialism shape queer / trans politics in the United States and Canada. His writing addresses more broadly the comparative study of settler colonialism and of alliances for decolonization in settler states. He is the author of Spaces between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and the co-editor of Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature (University of Arizona Press, 2011) and of “Karangatia: Calling Out Gender and Sexuality in Settler Societies,” special issue of Settler Colonial Studies 2:2. His essays appear in American Quarterly, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Gender, Place and Culture, GLQ, New Proposals, Settler Colonial Studies, Women and Performance, Women’s Studies, and Unsettling Ourselves, the sourcebook of the Unsettling Minnesota Collective.