Prof Rusi Jaspal (De Montfort University) gave a great public talk on the social psychology of gay and bisexual Muslims last week as part of the series Queering Islam. You can find the video recording below, also available through YouTube.
The talk explored the findings of various studies that set out to examine aspects of identity among gay and bisexual men of Muslim faith. Using identity process theory from the perspective of social psychology, Prof Jaspal discussed the social psychological challenges that these identities can present.
Queering Islam is an events series funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
Alberto is a Leverhulme Fellow at School of English, University of Leicester, where he previously was Teaching Fellow in Postcolonial Literature. He's currently working on a Leverhulme-funded project entitled Queer Diasporas: Islam, Homosexuality and a Micropolitics of Dissent, dealing with representations of queer Muslims in international fiction and film. His research interests include queer, colonial and postcolonial literatures and modernist, cosmopolitan and black British writing. His monograph Compromise and Resistance in Postcolonial Writing: E. M. Forster's Legacy was published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2014. He is consultant for ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature. His work has been published in ARIEL and in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature.
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