Ashgate (Publisher)

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I was the founder and Series Editor (with Michael O'Rourke) of the Queer Interventions book series at Ashgate. Mr O'Rourke and I were commissioned by Ashgate to develop the series. Books in the series have now been re-issued by Routledge.

Founded by Dr Noreen Giffney and Michael O'Rourke, Queer Interventions is an exciting, fresh and unique new series designed to publish innovative, experimental and theoretically-engaged work in the burgeoning field of queer studies. The aim of the series is to attract work which is highly theoretical; queer work which intersects with other theoretical schools (feminism, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, Marxism); work which is accessible but values difficulty; ethical and political projects; and most importantly work which is self-reflexive about methodological and geographical location. It is also keen to commission empirical work which is meta-theoretical in focus. The series is interdisciplinary in focus and publishes monographs and collections of essays by new and established scholars. It promotes and maintains high scholarly standards of research and is attentive to queer theory's shortcomings, silences, hegemonies and exclusions. It also encourages independence, creativity and experimentation: to make a queer theory that matters and recreate it as something important; a space where new and exciting things can happen.
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  • Queer Theory
  • Critical Theory
  • Cultural Studies
  • Psychosocial Studies
  • LGBT Studies
  • Feminism
  • Gender Studies
  • Sexuality Studies