Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University
Natalie Kouri-Towe is an interdisciplinary feminist and sexuality studies scholar working on solidarity, kinship, and attachment in social movements and activist responses to war and gender/sexuality-based violence. Her research has been published in both academic and non-academic venues on topics related to solidarity, kinship, and attachment in social movements; queer activism; and masculinity in conditions of war in the Middle East. She is currently researching in two new areas: (1) responses to the “refugee crisis” and (2) sexuality pedagogies. Her book manuscript on feminist and queer solidarity under neoliberalism is currently in progress.
Carastathis, Anna, Natalie Kouri-Towe, Gada Mahrouse, and Leila Whitley. 2018. Introduction to special issue “Feminist Interventions in ‘Crisis’: Intersectionality, Refugees, and Migration.” Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees. 34(1): 3-15. https://refuge.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/refuge/article/view/40495/36471
Kouri-Towe, Natalie. 2018. National (in)security and the shifting affective fields of terror in the case of Omar Khadr. NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies. 13(3-4): 250-264. DOI: 10.1080/18902138.2017.1368277
Kouri-Towe, Natalie. 2017. Risk, Desire and Adaptation: The Paradox of Queer Solidarity and the Political Possibility of Death Under Neoliberalism & Homonationalism. Somatechnics. 7(2): 185-200.
Kouri-Towe, Natalie. 2016. Textured Activism: In-Between Liberation and Oppression. OpenDemocracy: Transformations. (December 27). https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/natalie-kouri-towe/textured-activism-in-between-liberation-and-oppression
Kouri-Towe, Natalie. 2016. Queer. Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle. Eds. Kelly Fritsch, Clare O’Connor, and AK Thompson. AK Press: 335-341. https://www.akpress.org/keywords-for-radicals.html
Kouri-Towe, Natalie. 2015. Textured Activism: Affect Theory and Transformational Politics in Transnational Queer Palestine-Solidarity Activism. Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice. 37(1): 23-34. https://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/article/view/2861/pdf_15