Cynthia Barounis

Cynthia Barounis is Lecturer in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, at Washington University in St. Louis.

Posts by Cynthia Barounis

James Baldwin, Chelsea Manning, and Homonationalism

Like Baldwin, Manning seemed to recognize the appeal to security, along with the stories we tell ourselves about how that security was won, as costly fantasies enacted through both the explicit suppression of information and a deep denial of who we are, or have become, as a nation.