Nefandus: Colonial Sexual Alterity and Histories for the Future will bring together scholars Anjali Arondekar, Pablo Bedoya, Joseph Massad, Fernanda Molina, Carlos Motta and Pete Sigal to present their work on colonial sexualities, the production of identity categories and the ways in which these processes of “modernization” have constituted the experience of sex and gender in post-colonial societies in the Middle East, South Asia and the Americas. The symposium seeks to contrast diverse colonial histories and counter-narratives through a transnational approach.