Yasmin Nair

Yasmin Nair

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At a Glance:

Yasmin Nair has been a Project Contributor since July 2007, has written 87 entries and currently lives in Chicago, IL.

Bio

Yasmin Nair is a Chicago-based writer, activist, academic, and commentator. Which mostly means that she struggles to pay rent while living the glamorous life of a freelance writer. Her work appears in Windy City Times, where she is a columnist, reporter, photographer, and book reviewer. Her work has also appeared and/or appears in venues like Discourse, GLQ, make/shift, Time Out Chicago, Bitch magazine and Maximum Rock'n'Roll. Her writing and organising address neoliberalism, inequality, and the politics of rescue and affect; the immigration crisis; queer politics and theory, and the contours of a ridiculous gay movement that pretends that the right to marry, the right to kill, and hate crimes legislation actually constitute some kind of leftist agenda.

She is part of the editorial collective of Against Equality (www.againstequality.org) and a member of the Chicago grassroots organisation Gender JUST (Justice United for Societal Transformation).

She is currently working on a book about affect and neoliberalism. Her work is archived at http://www.yasminnair.net. She can also be found on Twitter: @NairYasmin

Yasmin Nair: Recently Filed

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#tt: Gay Marriage Is a Conservative Cause

Filed by Yasmin Nair | January 30, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

There has never been a strong liberal case for gay marriage. Same-sex marriage is a conservative cause. Read More


Why I Won't Come Out on National Coming Out Day

Filed by Yasmin Nair | October 11, 2013 | 6:45 PM | comments

When you come out as either a straight ally or as part of the LGBT community, ask yourself: On whose behalf am I coming out? What, exactly, does this community represent?Read More


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Gay Marriage Is a Conservative Cause

Filed by Yasmin Nair | March 01, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

There has never been a left case for gay marriage. Gay marriage is a conservative cause. Read More


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On Death & Exceptionalism

Filed by Yasmin Nair | December 09, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Surely the Left can do better than insist that some people deserve to die more than others. Or have we gone so far down the path of exceptionalism that we cannot find a way to unstick ourselves from its gooey, affective mess?Read More


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My Modesty (Blaise)

Filed by Yasmin Nair | November 07, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

No lost tragedies, no dramas of revelation, waiting silently and tautly, and intently understanding that someone, somewhere might pull the trigger before her.Read More