Lecture: "Being a Gender: The Transgender Child and Changes in the Self" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Lecture: "Being a Gender: The Transgender Child and Changes in the Self"

October 27, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Prof. Tey Meadow, Columbia University

Sponsored by GSWS, and co-sponsored by the Children's Literature Program, the Dept. of Sociology, and the Year of Diversity.

Jazz Jennings, Caitlin Jenner, Laverne Cox. Transgender people are everywhere. How do we understand the rapid, explosive entrance of trans* into the contemporary lexicon? One way might be to think this the beginning of a feminist, post-gender utopia. Focusing on research with the families of transgender youth, I’ll argue for a vastly different way to understand the proliferation of gender categories in recent years, and what it tells us about what it means to “be” a gender today.

A second event, called "Gender and the Child: A Roundtable on Queer Method," will take place in 501 Cathedral of Learning from 12:30-2:00.

Professors Meadow, Julian Gill-Peterson, and Amanda Chapman will discuss methodolgies for studying the child, including the transgender child. Please join us!

View the event flyer here.

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