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Jarett Henderson

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Jarett Henderson
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Jarett Henderson is a historian of Canada, gender and sexuality, and the British Empire at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he teaches world history, queer history, and the history of British settler-colonialism. His current research explores cases of sodomy, buggery, and bestiality in Britain’s North American colonies from 1780 to 1850 to interrogate how these instances of unnatural sex disorientated the settler state and, in doing so, reveal a historical process that came to privilege straightness and entwine it with notions of manliness and political independence in northern North America.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Rex v. J. B. Smith (Calgary, 1902): Queer Carnal Acts and Heterosexual Settler Colonialism in Canada’s Prairie Empire
Prairie History, Number 5, Summer 2021

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