Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia
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Brian Horton

PhD Candidate in Anthropology
Summer Fellow 2013


I am a doctoral student in the department of anthropology. My research is focused on emerging LGBT collectivities and changing public perceptions of alternative sexuality in India. Ultimately, I am interested in the relationships between law, sexuality, and expanding categories of personhood established through legal recognition. My summer research will focus on LGBT activist/NGO work in Mumbai. In 2013 Brian received a fellowship from the center for his project, "In the Wake of the Rainbow Spring: The Precariousness of Being Queer in a Post-377 India."