Queerness and Performance in South Asia Series
A talk by Vaibhav Saria (Simon Fraser University)
"Giving Dignity, Restoring Shame: Hijras, Trans, and Passing"
Discussants: Rishav Kumar Thakur (Doctoral candidate, Anthropology); Katherine Ewing (Religion)
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion and Sexuality, and the Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender
Vaibhav Saria is Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University. Saria earned an MA and PhD from the Anthropology Department at The Johns Hopkins University. Their most recent publication is Hijras, Lovers, Brothers: Surviving Sex and Poverty in Rural India (2021).