WGS graduate student Luca Istodor published part of their thesis research in the journal Sexualities, which centers on LGBTQ+ rights in Guyana. Their thesis, Beyond the Timeline of Progress: Comparing Online Sources with Lived LGBTQ+ Experiences in Guyana, calls for an approach to LGBTQ+ Global South representations that center "the nuances and complexities of intersectional local voices and activism, going beyond liberal Western ideals around LGBTQ+ rights."
Please join WGS in congratulating Luca on their publication!
Luca Istodor is an activist and researcher. Currently based in Bucharest, Romania, they work as a project coordinator for Accept, the largest LGBTQ+ organization in Romania and organize the art200 queer film festival in Bucharest. Their research on LGBTQ+ rights in Guyana was part of their undergraduate thesis project at Harvard College: From Decolonization To LGBTQ+ Liberation: Activism, Colonial History And National Identity In Guyana. Their first book, A Space of Our Own, an oral history project featuring queer Romanian love stories, came out in 2020 at Hecate Publishing House in Bucharest.