Presentations


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Academic Conferences

Goh, Joseph N. “Sacred Symbiosis: Queer Bricoleurings of Desire and Spirit among Non-Heteronormative Malaysian Men.” Paper presented at the “Queering ‘Spirit’ in the Real and the Reel: Vignettes of Hope, Agency and Empowerment from Malaysia and Indonesia” Panel, AAS-in-Asia 2016, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, June 25, 2016. Chair: Joseph N. Goh.

Goh, Joseph N. “Searched and Known: Queer Sexual Reflections on Creation by a Malaysian.” Paper presented at the “Who Are We Really? Re-Engaging Sex and Spirit” Online Sexuality & Spirituality Conference, Office of Formation and Leadership Development and Theologies Team, Metropolitan Community Churches, October 15-17, 2015. Moderator: Thomas Bohache.

Goh, Joseph N. “Why Is It Wrong?: Conceptualisations of Sexual Wrongdoing and Sexual Ethics among Gay-Identifying Malaysian Men.” Paper presented at the Sexuality Ethics Panel, “Doing Catholic Theological Ethics in a Cross-Cultural and Interreligious Asian Context,” Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church (CTEWC) Conference, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK), Bangalore, India, July 19, 2015. Moderator: Linda Hogan.

Goh, Joseph N. “Some Perspectives on Reflexivity in the Meaning-Making of Sexual Activity among Gay-Identifying Men in Malaysia. Paper presented at the “Friendship, Gay and Transgender Relationships in Asia Panel, 9th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 2015), Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia, July 8, 2015. Moderator: Romit Dasgupta.

Goh, Joseph N. “On the Intersection of Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Malaysia: Considerations for Social Transformation. Paper presented at the  “Transforming Perceptions: Towards Alternative Mindsets” Panel, IASACT Mini-Conference, “Intellectual Praxis: Can, and How Can, Research on Religions & Cultures Help Transform One’s Country.” Co-organised by United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia and Divinity School of Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, June 25, 2015. Moderator: Rodinmawia Ralte.

Goh, Joseph N. “Imaginative Assemblages of Transcendent/Desire: Non-Heteronormative Malaysian Men Speak Up and Talk Back.” Paper presented at the Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and Theologies (IASACT) Annual Summer Residency Programme, Divinity School of Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, May 31-June 27, 2015.

Goh, Joseph N. “The Contestation of Muslim Homogeneity through Queer Variegations of Lived Islam among Gay-Identifying Malay-Muslim Malaysian Men.” Paper presented at the “Gender and Nationhood: The Emerging Gendered Modernities of Malaysia and Indonesia” Panel, SEA Studies Symposium 2015 – Roundtables and Workshops, “The Year of ASEAN: Integrating Southeast Asia,” in conjunction with the Asian Economic Panel Conference, Sunway University, Malaysia, March 22, 2015. Moderator: Gaik Cheng Khoo.

Alicia Izharuddin, Joseph N. Goh and Pang Khee Teik. “The State and Future of the Study of Gender in Malaysia from a Multi-disciplinary Perspective: Disciplinary and Methodological Challenges and Opportunities.” Roundtable at the SEA Studies Symposium 2015 – Roundtables and Workshops, “The Year of ASEAN: Integrating Southeast Asia,” in conjunction with the Asian Economic Panel Conference, Sunway University, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia, March 22, 2015. Moderator: Heong Hong Por.

Goh, Joseph N. “Uninvisibilising Love: Queering Intimacies among Non-Heteronormative Men in Malaysia.” Paper presented at the KANITA Postgraduate International Conference on Gender Studies 2014, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, August 13-14, 2014.

Guest Presenter, “Love, Sex and Intimacy among Malaysian Gay-Identifying Men: Discursive Snapshots of Authenticity,”  C.A.M.DEN: Trends in Culture, Arts and Media Symposium, Faculty of Creative Industries Gallery, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Goh, Joseph N. “Malaysian Masculine Exposé: Queering the Politics of Non-Heteronormative Malay-Muslim Men.” Paper presented at the Queer Sexualities 2 Conference, Sydney, Australia,  February 11-13, 2013.

 

Civil Society Engagements and Presentations

Guest Presenter, “Brief Historical Overview of Homosexuality and Christianity.” Identity, Diversity & Dialogue (IDD) – Human Sexuality and the Christian Faith, World Student Christian Federation Asia-Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand, May 5-9, 2017.

Facilitator, “Crossing Paths – Spiritual Resources for Queer/Trans Empowerment.” Dialogue Session with Leyla Jagiella, Cooler Lumpur Festival, September 11, 2016.

Guest Presenter, “Gender, Sexuality and the Bible.” Seminar organised by the Student Christian Movement, Selangor, Malaysia, January 9, 2016.

Guest Presenter, “How Non-Heteronormative Christian Men Negotiate with the Bible for Sexual Self-Affirmation: Points for Reflection and Action,” LGBTIQ International Symposium, Jakarta Theological Seminary, Jakarta, Indonesia, November 5-8, 2015.

Guest Facilitator (with Miak Siew), “Christianity as a Strategy Against and For Queer People and Sexual Healthcare ,”  Christianity, Sexual Diversity and Access to Health Services Workshop (APCOM), 6th ILGA-Asia Regional Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, October 28-30, 2015.

Reviewer, “Buat Projek” Community Project Selection Panel, Organising for the Queer Community Workshop + Proposal Submission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 2015.

Guest Presenter, “The Sexual Body as Locus Theologicus,”  International Consultation on Church and Homophobia, Jakarta Theological Seminary, Jakarta, Indonesia, November 23-26, 2014.

Guest Presenter, “Erotic Renewals: Rethinking Sex as LGBTQ Christians,” Workshop at Amplify 2014 All-Asia Open and Affirming Church + Life Conference, Singapore, September 13, 2014.

Guest Panelist on LGBTQ issues in Malaysia from social, cultural and religious perspectives, Seksualiti Merdeka Panel, Hear Us Out 12 Global Issues Charity Conference, Taylor’s College Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, April 26, 2014.

Guest Lecturer, “Mak Nyah Bodies as Sacred Sites:  Uncovering the Queer Body-Sacramentality  of  Malaysian Male-To-Female Transsexuals,” Genders, Sexualities and Religions in Southeast Asia (Gender Studies, ATS2906/3906), Monash University, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia, August 7, 2013.

Guest Speaker, “Abuse of Gender-Variant People and Religious Justifications for Trans-Persecution,” Transgender Day of Remembrance 2012, Good Samaritan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (November 20, 2012). Citizens Journalist Malaysia.

Guest Speaker, “Queer Subjectivities: Are we asking the right Questions?”, Undergraduates, HELP University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 4, 2012.

Presenter/Facilitator, “Ethics for Gay Internet Connections,” PT Foundation Kopitalk Sessions, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 17, 2011.

Guest Presenter, “Men or Monsters: A Discussion on MSM in Malaysia,” Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu (Sungai Buloh Allied Health Science College), Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia, November 21, 2011.

Guest Presenter, “Issues of MSM in Malaysia,” Informal Brown Bag Session, UN Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 21, 2011.

Presenter/Facilitator, “Closet Conversations: Coming Out Parts 1 and 2,” PT Foundation Kopitalk Sessions, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 21, 2011 and June 18, 2011.