More News From the International Resource Network IRN)

Debut of the IRN’s First E-Journal
The Latin America/Caribbean Editorial
Board is pleased to announce the
publication of the first issue of Sexualidades,
an e-journal presenting working
papers in the field of sexuality studies in
the Americas and published in English,
Spanish, and Portuguese.
Sexualidades editors: Eliane Borges
Berutti (Brasil), Rafael de la Dehesa (US),
Marìa Mercedes Gòmez (Colombia).
The first issue is now online at www.
Sybille Ngo Nyeck has joined the
IRN as the Coordinator of the International
Research Network in Africa
(IRN-Africa). Visit the IRN-Africa page
to read this editorial board’s report and
the many articles and resources posted on
their pages at

Commissioned Essays Published
In consultation with the regional
boards, the IRN asked academics,
activists, and students to provide their
perspective on LGBT/sexuality/queers
studies. The first of these articles are now
online at
The first set of these articles (in
Chinese, English, French, and Spanish)
is online at The authors
include Eufracio Abaya and Nikos Lexis
Dacanay, Berenice Bento, Salvador Cruz,
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, Yanning
Gao, and Zongxin Sun.

New IRN Coordinator in New York
Nomvuyo Nolutshungu has joined
the IRN as a Project Coordinator. She
will coordinate communication between
editorial board, write and edit site copy,
coordinate translation, oversee the development
of the web site, and conduct
IRN outreach work. Nolutshungu is a
graduate student at the CUNY Graduate
Center pursuing a PhD in political
science. Her interests include human
rights and international norms, contemporary
political theory, and globalization
studies. Nomvuyo has worked at the
Ralph Bunche Institute for International
Studies, Security Council Report, and
has been an instructor at Hunter College,
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and
Baruch College. Nomvuyo can be reached