This paper analyzes the critical role that social media plays in enabling the formation of localized queer subjectivities in Morocco as well as local-facing queer publics. I argue that social media platforms work to mediate not only intimate affactive connections between geographically-distant queer Moroccan individuals, resulting in the formation of a local-facing queer community, but they also work to mediate global queer politics and notions of identity to fit within the Moroccan sociopolitical context.
African Studies Program Friday Colloquium Series "Social Media and the Formation of Queer Identity in Morocco" by Benjamin Ale-Ebrahim
Friday, November 8, 2019
10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Location: HLS GISB GA 3072