Ryan Richard Thoreson
Ryan Richard Thoreson is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Oxford University. His research currently focuses on the politics of transnational LGBT NGOs and their advocacy in the human rights arena. In the past, his research and writing has focused on LGBT movements in South Africa, the Philippines, and Senegal, and the influence of the Yogyakarta Principles on the development of human rights norms around sexual orientation and gender identity. His most recent work, co-edited with Sam Cook, is Nowhere to Turn: Blackmail and Extortion of LGBT People in Sub-Saharan Africa.