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Goh, J. N. (2018). Living out sexuality and faith: Body admissions of Malaysian gay and bisexual men. London, UK: Routledge.

Córdova Quero, H., Goh, J. N., & Campos, M. S. (Eds.). (2014). Queering migrations towards, from, and beyond Asia. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Journal Special Issue

Goh, J. N., and Wong, P. (2015). Special issue on queer theologies [Special issue]. in God’s image 34(2).


Journal Articles


Messer, D. E., & Goh, J. N. (2017). Locating the face of God: Practical theological reflections on LGBTIQ people and churches. in God’s image, 36(2), 21–30.

Goh, J. N. (2017). Navigating sexual honesty: A qualitative study of the meaning-making of pornography consumption among gay-identifying Malaysian menPorn Studies4(4), 447–462.

Goh, J. N. (2017). Bridging benedictions, enlightening embodiment: Interpretations of spirit through desire among gay and bisexual Malaysian menJournal for the Study of Spirituality7(2), 128–141. doi: 10.1080/20440243.2017.1370907

Goh, J. N. (2017). From polluted to prophetic bodies: Theo-pastoral lessons from the lived experiences of gay, HIV-positive Christian men in Singapore. Practical Theology, 10(2), 133–146. doi: 10.1080/1756073X.2017.1296240


Goh, J. N. (2016). Searched and known: An autoethno-theological reflection on the sexual body and creation in relation to Psalm 139. CrossCurrents, 66(4), 485–500. doi: 10.1111/cros.12210

Goh, J. N. (2016). Survivalist sexuality-faith strategies in biblical meaning-makings: Non-heteronormative Malaysian Christian men and negotiations of sexual self-affirmation. QUEST: Studies on Religion & Culture in Asia, 1, 38–53. Retrieved from

Goh, J. N. (2016). Imaginative assemblages of transcendent/desire: Non-heteronormative Malaysian men speak up and talk back. Critical Research on Religion, 4(2), 125–140. doi: 10.1177/2050303216647104


Goh, J. N., & Wong, P. (2015). Editorial: Queer theologies—playing with theology. in God’s image, 34(2), 1–4.

Goh, J. N. (2015). Outing the self/outing God: Reimagining the cross for Christians with same-sex attractions. in God’s image, 34(1), 22–31.


Goh, J. N. (2014). Fracturing interwoven heteronormativities in Malaysian Malay-Muslim masculinity: A research note. Sexualities, 17(5–6), 600–617. doi: 10.1177/1363460714526317

Goh, J. N. (2014). Reclaiming vision and voice: A queer-feminist-liberation reading of Mark 10: 46-52 in relation to non-heteronormative Malaysians. in God’s image, 33(1), 40–51.

Goh, J. N. (2014). Sacred sexual touch: Illness, sexual bodies and sacramental anointing in rural Bidayŭh villages. Rural Theology: International, Ecumenical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 12(1), 42–52. doi: 10.1179/1470499414Z.00000000027

Goh, J. N. (2014). ‘You must follow our belief or else you can’t receive God’: Constructing a sexual bi/theology of Eucharist. Dialog, 53(2), 149–158. doi: 10.1111/dial.12105


Goh, J. N. (2012). Mak nyah bodies as sacred sites: Uncovering the queer body-sacramentality of Malaysian male-to-female transsexuals. CrossCurrents, 62(4), 512–521. doi: 10.1111/cros.12006

Goh, J. N. (2012). Mary and the mak nyahs:  Queer theological imaginings of Malaysian male-to-female transsexuals. Theology & Sexuality, 18(3), 215–233. doi: 10.1179/1355835813Z.00000000016

Goh, J. N. (2012). Nyah–Islam: The reconstruction of God and institutional Islam by Malaysian male-to-female transsexuals. in God’s image, 31(2), 33–44.

Goh, J. N. (2012). The word was not made flesh: Theological reflections on the banning of Seksualiti Merdeka 2011. Dialog, 51(2), 145–154. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6385.2012.00671.x


Goh, J. N. (2011). Balanced genitals: YouTube confessional disclosures and signposts for Malaysian gay theologies. Theology & Sexuality, 17(3), 279–295. doi: 10.1179/tas.17.3.y521585055787g78


Goh, J. N.  (2009). Elegant, happy memories moving in sacred space: A phenomenological investigation of memory work at the Porziuncola, North Beach, CA. New Wineskins IV (1), 36-48.


Book Chapters


Córdova Quero, H., & Goh, J. N. (2018). More than a divine ménage à trois: Friendship, polyamory and the doctrine of the Trinity. In L. Isherwood & D. von der Horst (Eds.), Contemporary theological approaches to sexuality (pp. 289–312). London: Routledge


Goh, J. N. (2017). Realising a true family of God. In P. Kuruvilla (Ed.), Christian responses to issues of human sexuality and gender diversity: A guide to the churches in India (pp. 44–48). New Delhi & Nagpur, India: ISPCK/NCCI


Goh, J. N. (2016). Close encounters of the authentic kind: Exploring the meaning-making of love, sex and intimacy among gay-identifying Malaysian men. In J. C. H. Lee & M. Ferrarese (Eds.), Punks, monks and politics: Authenticity in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia (pp. 47–64). London: Rowman & Littlefield International.

Goh, J. N. (2016). ‘Why is It wrong?’: Conceptualisations of sexual wrongdoing and sexual ethics among gay-identifying Malaysian men. In Y. S. L. Chan, J. F. Keenan, & S. G. Kochuthara (Eds.), Doing Asian theological ethics in a cross-cultural and an interreligious context (pp. 347–360). Bengaluru, India: Dharmaram Publications.

Lee, J. C. H., & Goh, J. N. (2016). Preach to the converted. In J. C. H. Lee (Ed.), Second thoughts: On Malaysia, globalisation, society and self (pp. 179–181). Selangor, Malaysia: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre.


Ferrarese, M., Goh, J. N., Lee, J. C. H., & Lim, C. (2015). Identity formations in contemporary Malaysia: Traversing and transcending ethnicity. In J. Chin & J. Dosch (Eds.), Malaysia post-Mahathir: A decade of change? (pp. 41–69). Singapore: Marshall Cavendish.

Goh, J. N. (2015). Peculiar politics in Malaysia: A queer perspective on non-heteronormative Malay-Muslim men. In J. E. Cox & J. Grzelinska (Eds.), Ways of queering, ways of seeing (pp. 3–33). Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.


Campos, M. S., Córdova Quero, H., Goh, J. N., Leung, E., Siew, M., & Yip, L. (2014). Desire, nation and faith: A roundtable among Emerging Queer Asian/Pacific Islander Religion Scholars (EQARS). In H. Córdova Quero, J. N. Goh, & M. S. Campos (Eds.), Queering migrations towards, from, and beyond Asia (pp. 61–74). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Córdova Quero, H., Goh, J. N., & Campos, M. S. (2014). Introduction: Trans/pacific affairs: Queer-journeyers in search of new liaisons. In H. Córdova Quero, J. N. Goh, & M. S. Campos (Eds.), Queering migrations towards, from, and beyond Asia (pp. 1–18). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Goh, J. N. (2014). Transgressive empowerment: Queering the spiritualities of the mak nyahs of PT Foundation. In H. Córdova Quero, J. N. Goh, & M. S. Campos (Eds.), Queering migrations towards, from, and beyond Asia (pp. 123–137). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Goh, J. N. (2013). Malaysian masculine exposé: Queering the politics of non-heteronormative Malay-Muslim men. In V. Fraser (Ed.), Queer sexualities: Diversifying queer, queering diversity (E-Book, pp. 15–30). Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.


Goh, J. N. (2012). Online nomads: Queer theology responds to online intercultural homoerotic pursuits in Malaysia. In F. Dervin (Ed.), Relations intimes interculturelles (pp. 95–113). Paris, France: Éditions des Archives Contemporaines.

Goh, J. N. (2012). The homosexual threat: Appraising masculinities and men’s sexualities in Malaysia. In J. Hopkins & J. C. H. Lee (Eds.), Thinking through Malaysia: Culture and identity in the 21st century (pp. 167–186). Selangor, Malaysia: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre.


Book Review

Goh, J. N. (2013, November). [Review of the book Gay is OK!: A Christian perspective, by B. L. Ngeo]. New Mandala. Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific.


Encyclopaedia Entry

Goh, J. N. (2016). Our Lady of Subang Jaya. In Miracles: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present (pp. 312-314). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.


Miscellaneous Works

Goh, J. N. (2018). Gender, Sexuality and ‘Songsang’: Freedom of Expression for LGBT Malaysians? Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, Young Academics Voice (22). Retrieved from

Goh, J. N. (2017, March 31). Briefing on Workplace Learning Internship Unit. Retrieved 2 April 2017, from

Goh, J. N. (2016). Christianity, Sexual Diversity and Access to Health Services. Bangkok, Thailand: APCOM. Retrieved from

Goh, J. N. ‘Report from Jakarta: the International Consultation on Church and Homophobia’. AACRE. December 5, 2014. Accessed December 27, 2016.

Goh, J. N. ‘Amplify 2014: All-Asia Open and Affirming Church and Life Conference in Singapore’. October 6, 2014. Accessed December 27, 2016.

Goh, J. N. (2014, February 11). ‘Trans*cending Tribulations’. New Mandala. February 1, 2014. Accessed December 27, 2016.

Goh, J. N. (2013, July).  A brief, queer glance at God. Communion: The Monthly Newsletter of Catholics for Marriage Equality in California 4, no. 7 (July 2013): 16-17. Retrieved from

Goh, J. N. (2012). Abuse of gender-variant people and religious justifications for trans-persecution. Queer Asian Spirit E-Zine, 1. Retrieved from

Goh, Joseph N. (2010). Revised by Lawrence B., and Driscoll, K. (2012). World AIDS Day litany. World AIDS Day chapel service at Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, OK, November 29, 2012 .


News Media

Goh, J. N. (2017, March 29). Beauty and the Beast Censorship Attempt Shows the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of LGBT Rights in Malaysia. The Conversation. Retrieved from

Goh, J. N. (2013, August 1). Queering Malaysian Malay-Muslim cohesiveness. Malaysia Today. Retrieved from

Goh, J. N.  (2013, February 4). What in God’s name …?” Malaysiakini. Retrieved from

Goh, J. N. (2012, December 22). Bethlehem revisited – the sacred in the unfamiliar. Malaysiakini. Retrieved from

Goh, J. N. (2012, September 14). One (colourful) nation under God. The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved from


Media and Online Appearances

Campus Plus (2016, June). It’s (not) a man’s world. Campus Plus, 28-31. Retrieved from

Nawar F. (2016, June 14). Malaysians who condone Orlando massacre are sick.  Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved from

Interview on ‘Christians of Asia’ on Encounter, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (2014, November 14). Producer: Fukui, M. Sound Engineer: Shabunov, A.

Clark, F. ‘Today’s Daily Blog of the Day: Queer Eye for God’s World’. Patheos. January 13, 2014. Accessed December 27, 2016.

Potts, A. (2012, December 23). Malaysia hears Christmas call for tolerance for LGBTs. GayStarNews. Retrieved from

Choe, Y. ‘A Death, Religion and the Transgender Day of Remembrance’. December 11, 2012. Accessed December 27, 2016.

Harris, J. C. ‘A Graduate Student’s Top Five Picks: Joseph N. Goh’. Postcolonial Networks, December 9, 2012. Accessed December 27, 2016.

Joorindanjn, S. ‘Honouring Victims: Transgender Day of Remembrance’. Citizen Journalists Malaysia, November 24, 2012.