chapter  15
10 Pages

Thinking Transnationally, Thinking Queer

ByEmily K. Hobson

This essay examines what transnational historical analysis contributes to queer US history. It argues that transnational and queer approaches reinforce one another by denaturalizing the formation of the US nation and by revealing the imbrications of sexuality and gender with norms of race, class, global difference, and citizenship. The essay explores three key areas of study that have become important in transnational US queer history and invite further research: racialized epistemologies of sexuality and gender, sexual citizenship, and transnational LGBTQ activism since World War II.