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Adrian DeSilva

Adrian de Silva

Adrian de Silva

Adrian de Silva was a research scientist with a background in Sociology and Political Science working in the fields of Trans and Queer Studies at the Institute for Social Research and Interventions at the University of Luxembourg in Esch-sur-Alzette. He received his PhD in Gender Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin. In his dissertation, he examines how sexology, the law, federal politics and the trans movement interacted to create social change in regards to trans in the Federal Republic of Germany from the mid-1960s to 2014. He has published articles in Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, femina politica and Kritische Justiz. His later research focused on recent political and legal developments as they relate to trans and intersex.

In the summer of 2023, Adrian sadly passed away after a serious illness. A tribute from our network can be found under the following link: https://www.queere-zeitgeschichten.net/en/aktuelles/Mourning-Adrian-de-Silva.html.


2021, Interactions between the regulation of homosexuality and transsexuality since the enactment of the Transsexual Act”, in: History | Sexuality | Law, 19/05/2021, https://hsl.hypotheses.org1694

2018, Negotiating the Borders of the Gender Regime: Developments and Debates on Trans(sexuality) in the Federal Republic of Germany, Bielefeld: transcript.