Department of Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies
Department of Gender Studies

Welcome Trish Salah!

September 1, 2015

Trish Salah photo by Ralph Kolewe

We would like to welcome our new faculty member, Trish Salah, who started July 1st, 2015.
Trish Salah’s research is focused in the areas of transgender literature, theory and cultural production, postcolonial literature and theory, as well on psychoanalysis and the psychoanalysis of race and culture. Her current projects are Towards a Trans Minor Literature, an inquiry into the aesthetic and political projects of trans, transsexual, genderqueer and two-spirit writers, and Lyric Sexology, Vol. 2, a poetic exploration of colonial sexologies and phantasies of place based sexuality.
Her first book of poetry, Wanting in Arabic, investigated the inscription of diasporic trans and queer subjectivities and the social, rhetorical and desiring labour of minority community formation. Her second book, Lyric Sexology Vol. 1, employs the lyric as a lens to read transgender fantasies encoded in feminist, autobiographical, anthropological, sexological and psychoanalytic archives. Research and supervision areas include: postcolonial, feminist, and sexual minority literatures, transnational transgender cultural production, psychoanalysis and affect theory, sex work, trans studies, and un/popular culture.