Virtual refuge to assertion

Streaming Media


The Centre for Cultural Research and Development, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and the Centre for Inter-Asian Research, Ahmedabad University, India.

Event Title

Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia

Document Type





8:30 p.m.


In the context where spaces are neither exclusively online or offline — how does technology mediate our ‘many’ queer desires? What is the play of our caste and class anxieties in our maps of Grindr? In terms of spaces that are produced and geographies of time — when do desires of certain kinds seem feasible, and for whom? If the city is already sexual, who gets to be sexy in the city?



Additional Information


Dr. Dhiren Borisa is a Dalit queer activist, poet and a urban sexual geographer and is currently employed at Jindal Global Law school as an Assistant Professor. He is also an honorary visiting fellow at School of Geography, Geology and Environment at University of Leicester, UK. Dhiren attained his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on Queer Cartographies of Desires in Delhi. His research engages with sexual mappings and makings of cities from an intersectional and decolonial lens both among queer spaces in India and in diasporic queer worldings.

Recommended Citation

Borisa, D. (2022, February 9). Virtual refuge to assertion [Video podcast]. Retrieved from