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Sharyn Graham Davies
Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology

Sharyn Graham Davies is associate professor in the School of Languages and Social Sciences at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Her latest book is Gender Diversity in Indonesia: Sexuality, Islam, and Queer Selves (2010).

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Essay/
Gender
The transcendent bissu

In Indonesia, high ritual power is held by those whose identity goes beyond female and male. The West is just catching up

Sharyn Graham Davies