Patrick Thomsen

Seuta’afili Dr Patrick Thomsen (he/them) is a Lecturer in Global Studies at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His research interests straddle the lines between queer and LGBT+ Studies, intersectionality, critical race theory, Pacific knowledges, transnationalism, and Korean studies.

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Locating Queerness in Your Lived Place and Experiences

How might queerness be understood in the context of an individual lived experience and a specific place? Collection Editor Seutaʻafili Dr Patrick Thomsen reflects on his own queer identity through personal recollection of experience and place.

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Recent Posts

Mixed Race, Mixed Messages: The Growing Identity Crisis of Multiracial Americans in an Increasingly Racially Divided Country

by Michael Boezi

In this conversation between Chris McAuley, Black Studies Collection Editor at Lived Places Publishing and and Steve Majors, author of A Multiracial Experience: One Man's Search for Race, Identity and Family, they discuss how the growing number of Americans who identify as multiracial are navigating their experiences of living in a society that is increasingly fractured along persistent, rigid racial lines. 

David Parker Presenting at The Charleston Library Conference Nov 7-10

by David Parker

Come Meet David Parker at The Charleston Library Conference, Charleston, SC (November 7-10, 2023). David will be presenting on models for funding open access eBooks and participating in the Vendor Showcase. 

Michael Boezi at ASA in Montréal Nov 3-5

by Michael Boezi

Come Meet Michael Boezi at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Montréal, QC (November 3-5, 2023)

Author Identity Metadata: Establishing Top-Level Categories [SURVEY]

by David Parker

We invite you to participate in our brief survey to help establishing an author-led set standards for identity metadata. Please feel free to share this survey with authors, librarians, and publishing professionals – we will be publishing the results of our research. 

Funding Open Access Book Publishing: A Different Approach

by David Parker

New models are emerging for funding open access, which may serve to alleviate one of the publishing industry’s most problematic practices: Levying book processing charges on authors.

Losing My Religion: How Organized Religion Continues to Control and Shape Black Women’s Identity

by Michael Boezi

In this conversation between Chris McAuley, Black Studies Collection Editor at Lived Places Publishing and Dr. Kadian Pow, author of Stories of Black Female Identity in the Making: Queering the Love in Blackness, they discuss how religious institutions have maintained their power to shape and control Black women's identities, despite a statistical decline in church attendance.