About Kohl

Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research is a queer, radical publication from the South. Based in Beirut and existing outside of institutions, it is an archive that maps our political lives as theory. Through Kohl, we aim to question what and whose knowledges/sexualities are legitimate, challenge the means of production, and historicize (some of) our struggles in their multiplicity. While we are a transnational publication, we remain especially orientated towards South West Asia and North Africa. We publish all forms of text and audiovisual content, and are looking to expand the boundaries of “publishable” knowledge and research, as well as collective feminist methodologies, so our queer radical imaginaries might be transformed.