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Bobby Benedicto
Bobby Benedicto

Bobby Benedicto's research interests lie at the intersections of queer theory, critical race theory, urban studies, and theories of death and temporality. His first book, Under Bright Lights: Gay Manila and the Global Scene (University of Minnesota Press, 2014), received an Honorable Mention for the 2015 Ruth Benedict Prize for Queer Anthropology and was a finalist for the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies. He is currently working on two major research projects: Fatal Sex, a book-length study examining the role of necro-aesthetics (the aesthetics of death) in 21st century queer art and media, and Queer Afterlives, a series of ethnographic essays on authoritarian nostalgia and the architecture of the Marcos dictatorship.