Queer Migrants and Digital Culture

initial bibliography for an entry in the Handbook of Media and Migration

Atay, A. (2015). Globalization’s Impact on Cultural Identity Formation: Queer Diasporic Males in Cyberspace. Lanham, Lexington Books.

Atay, A. (2017). "Theorizing Diasporic Queer Digital Homes: Identity, Home and New Media." JOMEC Journal 11: 96-110.

Bayramoğlu, Y., & Lünenborg, M. (2018). Queer migration and digital affects: Refugees navigating from the Middle East via Turkey to Germany. Sexuality & Culture, 1-18.

Boston, N. (2016). Libidinal cosmopolitanism: The case of digital sexual encounters in post-enlargement Europe. Postcolonial Transitions in Europe: Contexts, Practices and Politics. S. Ponzanesi and G. Colpani. London, Rowman & Littlefield: 291-312.

Cassidy, E. and W. Wang (2018). "Gay men's digital cultures beyond Gaydar and Grindr: LINE use in the gay Chinese diaspora of Australia." Information, Communication & Society 21(6): 851-865.

Dasgupta, R. K. (2017). Digital Queer Cultures in India: Politics, Intimacies and Belonging. London: Routledge.


Dhoest, A. (2016). "Feeling (Dis) Connected: Diasporic LGBTQs and Digital Media." International Journal of E-Politics 7(3): 35-48.

Dhoest, A. (2016). "Media, visibility and sexual identity among gay men with a migration background." Sexualities 19(4): 412-431.


Dhoest, A. (2018). "Complicating cosmopolitanism: Ethno-cultural and sexual connections among gay migrants." Popular Communication 16(1): 32-44.
Dhoest, A. and L. Szulc (2016). "Navigating Online Selves: Social, Cultural, and Material Contexts of Social Media Use by Diasporic Gay Men." Social Media + Society 2(4): 1-10.

Gajjala, R., N. Rybas and M. Altman (2008). "Racing and queering the interface: Producing global/local cyberselves." Qualitative Inquiry 14(7): 1110-1133.    

Gosine, A. (2007). Brown to Blonde at Gay.com: Passing White in Queer Cyberspace. Queer Online: Media, Technology and Sexuality. K. O’Riordan and D. J. Phillips. New York, Peter Lang: 139-153.

Kuntsman, A. (2007). Belonging through Violence: Flaming, Erasure, and Performativity in Queer Migrant Community. Queer Online: Media, Technology and Sexuality. K. O’Riordan and D. J. Phillips. New York, Peter Lang: 101-120.

Kuntsman, A. (2008). "The Soldier and the Terrorist: Sexy Nationalism, Queer Violence." Sexualities 11(1/2): 142-170.

Kuntsman, A. (2008). Genealogies of hate, metonymies of violence: Immigration, homophobia, homopatriotism. Out of Place: Interrogating Silences in Queerness/Raciality. A. Kuntsman and E. Miyake. York, Raw Nerve Books: 97-118.

Kuntsman, A. (2009). Figurations of Violence and Belonging: Queerness, Migranthood and Nationalism in Cyberspace and Beyond. Oxford, Peter Lang.


Lee, E.O., Miller, L., Stanley, K. and Militzer, R. (2014). Collaborative media making with queer and trans refugees: Social locations, competing agendas and thinking structurally. In H.M. Pleasants and D. E. Salter (Eds.). Community-based multiliteracies and digital media projects: Questioning assumptions and exploring realities. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Martin, F. (2009). That Global Feeling: Sexual Subjectivities and Imagined Geographies in Chinese-Language Lesbian Cyberspaces. Internationalizing Internet Studies: Beyond Anglophone Paradigms. G. Goggin and M. McLelland. New York, Routledge: 285-301.


McPhail, R. and R. Fisher (2015). "Lesbian and gay expatriates use of social media." International Journal of Intercultural Relations 49: 294-307.
Mitra, R. (2010). "Resisting the Spectacle of Pride: Queer Indian Bloggers as inerpretative communities." Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 54(1): 163-178.

Mitra, R. and R. Gajjala (2008). "Queer blogging in Indian digital diasporas: A dialogic encounter." Journal of Communication Inquiry 32(4): 400-423.

Mitra, R. and R. Gajjala (2012). Networked Agency and Building Community: Encountering Queer “Desi” Blogging through Dialogue. The Interrelationship of Business and Communication. M. B. Hinner. Peter Lang. 

Ong, J. C. (2017). "Queer cosmopolitanism in the disaster zone: “My Grindr became the United Nations”." The International Communication Gazette 79(6-7): 656-673.

Palmeri, J. and J. Rylander (2016). “Intersecting realities”: Queer assemblage as rhetorical methodology. Sexual Rhetorics: Methods, Identities, Publics. J. Alexander and J. Rhodes. New York, Routledge: 31-44.

Peumans, W. (2012). "To the land of milk and honey: Migration to Belgium as a stigma managment strategy." Studi Emigrazione 187: 541-559.

Peumans, W. (2014). ‘No Asians, please’: Same-sex sexualities and ethnic minorities in Belgium’. Hand Picked: Stimulus Respond. J. Boulton. London, Pavement: 128-139.

Rodriguez, N. S. (2016). "Communicating global inequalities: How LGBTI asylum-specific NGOs use social media as public relations." Public Relations Review 42(2): 322-332.

Rodriguez, N. S. (2017). "San Francisco's queer diaspora and the gay Middle Eastern refugee/asylee." JOMEC Journal 11: 111-126.


Roy, S. (2003). From Khush list to Gay Bombay: Virtual webs of real people. Mobile Cultures: New Media in Queer Asia. C. Berry, F. Martin and A. Yue. Durham, Duke University Press: 180-197.


Seif, H. (2014). “Coming out of the shadows” and “undocuqueer”: Undocumented immigrants transforming sexuality discourse and activism. Journal of Language and Sexuality, 3(1), 87-120.


Serrano, X. K. (2017). "Dreaming a radical citizenship: How undocumented queers in the United States configure sites of belonging and being through art and media technologies." European Journal of American Studies 11(3): 1-14.
Shakhsari, S. (2012). "From homoerotics of exile to homopolitics of diaspora: Cyberspace, the war on terror, and the hypervisible Iranian queer." Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 8(3): 14-40.

Shield, A. D. J. (2017). New in town: Gay immigrants and geosocial media. LGBTQs, Media and Culture in Europe. A. Dhoest, L. Szulc and B. Eeckhout. New York, Routledge: 244-261.

Shield, A. D. J. (2018). Grindr Culture: Intersectional and Socio-Sexual. Ephemera.

Shield, A. D. J. (2018). “Looking for north Europeans only”: Identifying Five Racist Patterns in an Online Subculture. Kult-Postkolonial Temaserie.

Tartoussieh, K. (2013). Muslim digital diaspora and the gay pornographic cyber imaginary. Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora  E. Alsultany and E. Shohat. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press: 214-230.

Yue, A. (2003). Paging ‘New Asia’” Sambal is a feedback loop, coconut is a code, rice is a system. Mobile Cultures: New Media in Queer Asia. C. Berry, F. Martin and A. Yue. Durham, Duke University Press: 245-265.

Yue, A. (2012). "Queer Asian mobility and homonational modernity: Marriage equality, Indian students in Australia and Malaysian transgender refugees in the media." Global Media and Communication 8(3): 269-287.

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