Trans Politics Now: A Seminar with Jules Gill-Peterson


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What role does trans studies play in a moment of widespread anti-trans political attack, disinformation, and even conspiracy theory? What is the relation between trans political movements and trans academic insitutionalization in the wake of over 100 pieces of anti-trans legislation in the US, or coordinated anti-trans violence in the UK, Hungary, and Poland? This seminar will explore the urgency and challenges of crititcal trans study under the immense pressure of the historical present.

Jules Gill-Peterson is a Research Associate Professor of History at the Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Histories of the Transgender Child (University of Minnesota, 2018), winner of a Lambda Literary Award and the Children's Literature Association Book Award. Jules has previously held an ACLS Fellowship, was awarded the Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a General Co-Editor of Transgender Studies Quarterly. She is currently at work on two book projects: Gender Underground: A History of Trans DIY and A Brief History of Trans Femininity.

Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies


Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES); Duke University Middle East Studies Center; English; History

Trans Politics Now:  A Seminar with Jules Gill-Peterson


Wynmor, Julie