I nearly always forget to write these, most years, but here are the academic publications I’ve had come out in 2017:
- I edited a volume on Gender in 20th Century Eastern Europe and the USSR which came off the presses in November 2016, but has a 2017 cover date, and I never did a proper 2016 round-up so I’m counting it again. As well as the introduction, I have a chapter in here on transnational LGBT politics in the region since the end of the Cold War, and had the pleasure of helping out with Olga Dimitrijević’s chapter on British-Yugoslav lesbian networks during and after WW1.
- My article ‘The “Gay Olympics”?: the Eurovision Song Contest and the politics of LGBT/European belonging’ came out in European Journal of International Relations (also here). A very early version started as a talk on Eurovision I gave for LGBT History Month in 2014. I wrote that up as a blog post, as a history of LGBT politics through Eurovision up to 2014, and then someone called Conchita Wurst happened, just after Russia had annexed Crimea. Thanks to Cynthia Weber, who found even the blog posts useful for a chapter of Queer International Relations, for persuading me to keep developing this one.
- I have a handbook chapter on ‘Emotions’ in the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbook on Gender‘s volume on War (ed. Andrea Pető: pp. 153-67). Most of it’s about how institutions and representations of war have turned emotions into a gendered division of labour, and what military historians and feminist security scholars have made of emotion.
- I have a short essay in Critical Studies on Security called ‘The filter is so much more fragile when you are queer’, on the embodied knowledge of understanding how quickly even the rights and recognition queer people have won could be torn away again, and how insecurity creates political identities, which has gone through a couple of rounds on my personal blog, starting with the only thing I could write the day last year after the US election.
- I’m going to add my blog post on how to write conference abstracts, since more people who read or write about research have read it since I wrote it in March (upwards of 6,500 at last count) than will ever read anything of mine an academic journal prints.
- Guest posts on queer cultural history for the University of Sheffield’s History Matters, on diversifying conference panels and edited volumes for the NYU Jordan Center, on Eurovision for the LSE EUROPP: European Politics and Policy blog and ESC Insight, on the treatment of Bosnian Muslim refugees in the 1990s and Muslim refugees today for LSE EUROPP again, on the relativisation of racist and ethnonationalist violence for Prospect‘s web magazine, plus one for Balkanist on the time Serbia and Montenegro nearly broke up over choosing their Eurovision song (or not).
Two things I know will have 2018 publication dates: another piece for Critical Studies on Security about identification, stardom, embodiment and the military in Wonder Woman, and the book I’ve mentioned here before, Race and the Yugoslav Region: Postsocialist, Post-Conflict, Postcolonial?, which shows how phenomena from the Rijeka carnival to the refugee crisis (and many things in between) prove how deeply and how long the Yugoslav region has been embedded in global politics of ‘race’ which have often been thought to pass it by. You can pre-order it already from Manchester University Press.
Also filtering through may be one or two pieces on reassessing the micropolitics of international intervention in the Yugoslav region in view of politics today, one or two articles that spun out of Race and the Yugoslav Region, and more of my work on queer identifications and the aesthetics of militarism, in the various forms that’s going to take…