Author profile: Manuela Lavinas Picq and Josi Tikuna

Manuela Lavinas Picq is professor of international relations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USF), Ecuador. She co-edited Sexualities in World Politics: how LGBTQ claims shape international relations (Routledge 2015) and Queering narratives of Modernity (Peter Lang 2015).


Josi Tikuna, a Tikuna living in the Alto Solimões region, is a scholar of anthropology at the Institute of Nature and Culture (Instituto de Natureza e Cultura/INC) at Universidade Federal do Amazonas/UFAM. She is an active member in Brazil’s Indigenous Movement.

Sexual Modernity in Amazonia

Manuela Lavinas Picq and Josi Tikuna • Jul 2 2015 • Articles

Sexual perspectives matter because they reveal ‘modernity’ in unexpected places. Gay pride celebrations and homo-affective Tikuna couples tell ‘unexpected’ stories.

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