Grant Success for Research with Ugandan LGBT Refugees
Dr Adriaan van Klinken and Professor Johanna Stiebert have secured a research grant from the British Academy, for “Tales of Sexuality and Faith: The Ugandan LGBT Refugee Life Story Project".
Dr Adriaan van Klinken and Professor Johanna Stiebert have secured a research grant from the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust, for a project entitled “Tales of Sexuality and Faith: The Ugandan LGBT Refugees Life Story Project”. The project uses community-based participatory research methodology to undertake life story research among Ugandan LGBT refugees in Kenya.
The project engages established methodologies in feminist, queer, and postcolonial studies that emphasise the political and epistemological importance of autobiographical storytelling in research with marginalised groups. Expanding this existing scholarship, the project develops an innovative approach that explores the potential of biblical stories to signify the queer lives of the Ugandan refugees. Foregrounding the popularity of the Bible in contemporary Africa, and conceptualising biblical appropriation as a decolonising and queer process, the project reclaims the Bible as part of African queer archives.