Queer experiences within the bounds of International Relations

Jamie J. Hagen*, Alex Edney-Browne

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this commentary, from our positionality as members of the LGBTQA Caucus executive committee, we consider the academic and embodied barriers that stand in the way of a more inclusive IR from the perspective of queer and trans scholars in the discipline. We offer our reflections from our positionalities as queer scholars applying queer theory in IR, including our work in the Caucus to support LGBTQ + scholars in the discipline as a means of confronting what continues to be a very narrowly accessible space – geographically, financially, socially and linguistically. Relatedly, we consider the embodied experience of not belonging to the discipline of IR; an experience that many LGBTQ + scholars will recognise.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
JournalAlternatives: global, local, political
Early online date24 Aug 2023
Publication statusEarly online date - 24 Aug 2023


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