Author profile: Manuela L. Picq and Josi Tikuna

Manuela Lavinas Picq is Professor of International Relations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and Loewenstein Fellow at Amherst College. She contributes to international media outlets and has held research positions at Freie Universität (2015), the Institute for Advanced Study (2013), and the Woodrow Wilson Centre (2005). Her latest book is Vernacular Sovereignties: Indigenous Women Challenging World Politics (University of Arizona Press 2018).


Josi Tikuna (Josiane Otaviano Guilherme), is a researcher in anthropology who graduated from the Institute of Nature and Culture at the Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil. She coordinates the Project Agrovida-Naãne Arü Mãü and collaborates with Brazil’s Indian National Foundation (FUNAI-CRA-AS). As an active member of the Indigenous movement, she has presided over the indigenous students’ commission at the Ministry of Education and Culture. She is the author of various articles on Tikuna queer sexualities.

Indigenous Sexualities: Resisting Conquest and Translation

Manuela L. Picq and Josi Tikuna • Aug 20 2019 • Articles

To Indigenise sexualities is a theoretical project in the sense of making visible how colonialism and sexuality interact within the perverse logic of modernity.

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