Maoyi (Peixuan Qiu): Text(ure) Relation to the Limit of an Arrival.
Thesis Advisor: Amit S. Rai
This thesis is a fragmented speculative reflection on queer timing, space, direction that is situated within Asian study, migration studies and transformative feminist studies. It is an attempt to pose problematics and alternatives to the romantisized knowledge production on displacement, the marginal bodies and radical spatial resistance, with methodologies and relationalities that are transnational rather than universal. It is taken from episodic encounters, and anecdotal tales to formulate suggestive means and intentions of movement in between space and time, that help frame the unstable, shifting nature of queerness, migration, and diasporic consciousness to attend otherwise, without necessary closures, or endings.