Juliana Friend Interviews Georges Paul Meiu

15 Mar, 2021

Juliana Friend Interviews Georges Paul Meiu

BCNM graduate student Juliana Friend recently interviewed George Paul Meiu for the Society for Cultural Anthropology.

From the interview description:

In this conversation, Juliana Friend invites George Paul Meiu to reflect on technologies of citizenship in Kenya. Meiu’s fieldwork traces discourses about diapers through domains seemingly unrelated to sexual bodies and pleasures. This decentering lends insight into the reification of (homo)sexuality as a politically potent force for establishing and reinforcing the contours of citizenship. Ultimately, Meiu encourages us to expand our understanding of belonging and exclusion by attending closely to objects that, at first glance, may not seem to warrant close attention.

Read the entire conversation here!