Queering Praxis, Expressions, and Activism

Developed by India-Bleu Niehoff, Information Specialist Intern
University of Wisconsin-Madison
November 2021

This bibliography is number 98e in the series “Bibliographies in Gender and Women’s Studies,” published by the University of Wisconsin System Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian.


Recent local, national, and global events highlight how many vulnerabilities in the LGBTQIA+ community have been laid bare during the pandemic—safe living spaces, access to healthcare, global migration and violence, and punitive border politics. The visibility of queer resistance has resulted in pushback on healthcare for trans children and on athletics in high schools in the U.S. and globally in the Olympics. We need to work to ensure that the future is queer. This bibliography explores queer resistance through the lenses of queer-of-color critique, care within queer communities (care work), and decoloniality. It examines the lived, aspired, and imagined experiences of queerness and transness as ways of resistance to structures and systems of oppression. We see community as a sense of belonging that transcends the self and the individual, incorporating notions of micro- and macro-community to explore the imaginings of a queer world (a world more livable). A particular emphasis is placed on community-led art and scholarship.

In progress!