The Bully Bloggers are a queer word art group. We write about everything queer, so, pretty much everything. Politics, culture, etiquette, vampires, cartoons, the news, philosophy, utopia and revolution. This blog is our Bully Pulpit; we preach to the converted, the unconverted and the indifferent. We are very serious, but in a silly sort of way. We will be posting on topics that change weekly (approximately). Please send us commentaries about any of our posted topics, and we will post them if approved! Though we’re delighted with debate and disagreement, we will not post comments that are merely insulting. We are at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And we are:
LISA DUGGAN, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. Journalist, activist, ambivalent academic. Author of Twilight of Equality: Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics and the Attack on Democracy (Beacon, 2003) and Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence and American Modernity (Duke, 2000). Co-author with Nan Hunter of Sex Wars: Sexual Politics and Political Culture (Routledge, 1995; 10th anniversary edition 2006), and co-editor with Lauren Berlant of Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and National Interest (NYU Press, 2001
J. JACK HALBERSTAM, Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity and Gender Studies at USC. Halberstam works in the areas of popular, visual and queer culture with an emphasis on subcultures. Halberstam is the author of, Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke Up, 1995), Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998), In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (NYU Press, 2005). Halberstam was also the co-author with Del LaGrace Volcano of a photo/essay book, The Drag King Book (Serpent’s Tail, 1999), and with Ira Livingston of an anthology, Posthuman Bodies (Indiana UP, 1995). Halberstam is currently finishing a book titled “Notes on Failure” and beginning another on “Bats”…yes, the ones with wings and teeth.
JOSÉ ESTEBAN MUNOZ (1967-2013) was an original Bully Blogger. He was Professor of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and author of Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics (Minnesota: 1999) and Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (NYU Press: 2009). He edited and co-edited various books and special issues of journals, and co-edited the Sexual Cultures book series for NYU Press with Ann Pellegrini.
TAVIA NYONG’O, Professor of American Studies at Yale. Writes on race, sex, and performance in 19th and 20th century American culture. Author of The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance and the Ruses of Memory (University of Minnesota Press, 2009). Co-editor of Social Text.
JOSÉ QUIROGA, Professor of Comparative Literature, Emory University, works on contemporary Latinx and Latin American cultures, queer and gender studies, Cuba and the Caribbean. Quiroga’s books include include Mapa Callejero (Buenos Aires: Eterna Cadencia, 2010), Law of Desire: A Queer Film Classic (Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp, 2009), Cuban Palimpsests (U Minnesota Press, 2005) and Tropics of Desire: Interventions from Queer Latino America (NYU Press, 2001). In collaboration with Licia Fiol-Matta he directs the series New Directions in Latino American Cultures for Palgrave, and is completing edited collections titled The Havana Reader, and The Book of Flight. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012, and is always aiming to be a better escape artist.
SANDY SOTO is Associate Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona and Editor of Feminist Formations. She is the author of Reading Chican@ Like a Queer: The De-Mastery of Desire. She writes, thinks, and teaches about queer things, brown things, and Arizona challenging things–usually all at once.
ENG-BENG LIM, Assistant Professor of Sexuality Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Dartmouth College. Author of Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Spellbinding Encounters in the Asias (NYU Press, 2014). He is a currently working on boy harems, botanical performance, the global university complex, and the emporium of senses.