Jasbir K Puar: Fifteen Critical Texts
Jasbir K. Puar selects fifteen texts on race, gender and decolonisation. Amazon Comprehend highlights ‘key phrases’. Visitor scroll translates reading time into engagement data. Meera Badran explores the use of Neural Machine Translation by Israeli security forces in occupied Palestine. From the perspective of NMT software, Arabic phonetic pairs (a ذ and a ث, a س and a ص, a ض and a ط) register as an unrecognisable glitch.
Jasbir K. Puar
Jasbir K. Puar is Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of the award-winning books The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (2017); and Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (2007), which has been translated into Spanish and French and re-issued in an expanded version for its 10th anniversary (2017). In 2019 she was awarded the Kessler from the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies (CLAGS), given yearly to scholars and activists whose work has significantly impacted scholarship and organizing