Professor profiled in groundbreaking magazine article
A faculty member has been featured as part of a new, groundbreaking article in the Indian-American magazine Khabar.
Anneliese Singh, an associate professor in the department of counseling and human development services, is among more than a dozen personalities profiled in a story about being gay and South Asian. Citing the idea of "intersectionality," or what happens when identities overlap, the article looks at what happens when people come to terms with their own sexuality and their identity.
"I do think an important aspect of our community—whether in formal, organized spaces or informal friendship spaces—is that the mix of South Asian + queer and trans = love, affection, and support," says Singh, who also notes in the article that community has helped her be more fully herself. "Our culture has a tremendous history of gender and sexual fluidity, and I find that quite beautiful and empowering."
The article is a first of its kind of the magazine, which is one of the largest publications in the United States for Indian-Americans and South Asians. It's part of the June issue's cover story, "A queer dilemma," chronicling the lives and views of South Asians of different sexual and gender orientations.