Jordan Victorian

Graduate Student

Specialization

Genders and Sexualities

Education

BA in American Culture Studies & Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Washington University in St. Louis, 2017

Bio

Jordan Victorian is a doctoral student interested in the possibilities of Black/feminist/queer/trans existence. Victorian earned a BA at Washington University in St. Louis, where they were a Mellon Mays undergraduate fellow. Their thesis explored how nonmonogamous people of color, primarily in St. Louis, develop intimate infrastructures that allow them to act and understand their desires beyond the dominant ideals of compulsory monogamy. Victorian is especially interested in black queer studies and black feminist analysis, with a focus on how racialized sexuality may be experienced as a complex site of pleasure, punishment, and political possibilities. Jordan’s current research connects research on black sexuality with that on consensual nonmonogamies (CNM) — specifically through interviews with black nonmonogamists as well as analysis of compulsory non/monogamy as a form of racial-sexual oppression.

Research

Black, feminist, queer theories; sexuality studies; black cultural studies; consensual nonmonogamies (CNM); porn studies; critical university studies

Publications

  • Book review of The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography by Ariane Cruz. 2018.
    “Kinking Race Pleasures,” in GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies 24(4).
  • becoming undisciplined, an academic zine (forthcoming, 2018). Co-editor for the Becoming Undisciplined Collective. UC Santa Barbara: Department of Feminist Studies. https://escholarship.org/uc/becomingundisciplined.