- Affiliation: Queen’s University, Canada
Marc Epprecht is a Professor in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University, Canada. He has consulted and published extensively on the history of gender and sexuality in Africa including Hungochani: The history of a dissident sexuality in southern Africa (winner of the 2006 Joel Gregory Prize from the Canadian Association of African Studies) and Heterosexual Africa?: The History of an Idea from the Age of Exploration to the Age of AIDS (finalist for the 2009 Mel Herskovits prize from the African Studies Association). He recently received the Desmond Tutu Award for ‘Outstanding Contributions to the Study of Sexuality in Africa’ from the International Resource Network-Africa. Marc holds his PhD in History from Dalhousie University, and has also taught at the University of Zimbabwe.
Books by Marc Epprecht
Rethinking Homophobia and Forging Resistance
The persecution of people in Africa on the basis of their assumed or perceived homosexual orientation has received considerable coverage in the popular media in recent years. Gay-bashing by political and lowest price generic viagra religious figures in Zimbabwe and Gambia; draconian new laws against lesbians and gays and their supporters in Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda; and the imprisonment and extortion of gay men in Senegal and Cameroon have all rightly sparked international condemnation. However, much of the analysis… (more information)