You Saved My Life

About the show

Phoenix Danger travels through time and space, parsing through queer theory to collect the anecdotes, relics, and visions that shape our queer present and break ground on our queer futures. In each episode, we’ll review the work of a different queer theorist, wrapping personal narratives into the fabric of each era, considering the role of queer theory in documenting survival and struggle. It’s the queer theory class you didn’t know you needed, where Danger breaks down complicated topics and tells you how these ideas saved their life.

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  • Episode 5: Trans Communism with Leslie Feinberg

    February 7th, 2018  |  36 mins 2 secs
    ancestors, elders, feinberg, feminism, gay, gender, lesbian, leslie, lgbt, queer, studies, survival, theory, time, trans, transgender, travel

    Leslie Feinberg traces the lineage of the formation of transgender identity and answers the age-old question: what does Marx have to do with any of this?

  • Episode 4: Lisa Duggan

    November 22nd, 2017  |  31 mins 39 secs
    gay, gender, gender studies, lesbian, lgbtq, neoliberalism, queer studies, queer theory

    Let's talk more about neoliberalism...

  • Episode 3: Yasmin Nair and Gay Neoliberalism

    October 11th, 2017  |  46 mins 29 secs
    education, gay, lgbt, liberalism, literature, neoliberalism, phoenix danger, policy, queer theory, yasmin nair

    What is neoliberalism? In this episode we're looking at Yasmin Nair and her work that connects gay liberalism to the decades-long development and implementation of neoliberal policy.

  • Episode 2: Heather Love

    September 20th, 2017  |  34 mins 58 secs
    education, heather love, lgbqt, literature, queer theory

    What happens when we reach back to try to save queer characters of the past, only to be rejected?

  • Episode 1: Eve Sedgwick

    September 5th, 2017  |  31 mins 39 secs
    education, eve sedgwick, phoenix danger, queer theory

    Phoenix Danger discusses the work of Eve Sedgwick, widely considered to be one of the many-gendered mothers of queer theory.