This initiative in the GSF program considers how the emerging field of Transgender Studies has implications for Gender Studies and for the Humanities in general. Funded by the FHI center, the project includes a funded lecture series on Transgender Studies + Humanities, pedagogical components, and a post-doctoral fellowship program.
The Transgender Studies & Humanities project is a series of events that asks:
- How does transgender studies reshape the structuring assumptions of humanistic inquiry?
- What are the potential contributions of critical transgender studies—meaning, in general terms, of a humanities approach to trans* existence—outside of the academy, such as to healthcare or advocacy?
Funded by the Humanities Futures Initiative at the Franklin Humanities Institute. Project Directors: Ara Wilson & Gabriel Rosenberg (on leave 2016-17).
Upcoming Events: Fall 2017
Tuesday September 5th, 5:30 PM, East Duke Parlors, East Duke Building
Dr. Eric Plemons, University of Arizona: Trans Medicine & the Making of a Woman
Wednesday September 6th, 1:30 PM, Duke Medical Center (invitational workshop)
Dialogue between medical staff and Dr. Eric Plemons
Co-sponsored with the Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care Clinic
October 2017 GSF post-doctoral fellow Nick Clarkson, on contemporary transgender citizenship in a context of U.S. surveillance and security policy.
Trans* Studies Events Spring 2018
January-February 2018 GSF post-doctoral fellow Cam Awkward-Rich.