Transgender Studies + Humanities

A 2016-2017 series in the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies program at Duke. The series asks

  1. How does transgender studies reshape the structuring assumptions of humanistic inquiry?
  2. 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).

Transgender Studies + Humanities Series

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
Transgender Studies + Humanities Series | Symposium on Race & Transgender Studies | Live stream link - https://youtu.be/80ZqSnE7Okc |Co-Sponsored by Humanities Futures initiative @ the Franklin Humanities Institute, Program in Latino/a Studies in the... Read More »
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 5:30pm
East Duke Parlors
This talk will explore the case of Latisha King, a gender-transgressive 15-year-old who was shot and killed in an Oxnard, California junior high school by a 14-year-old classmate in 2008. Salamon will offer a phenomenological reading of the school and the courtroom to explore the paradoxical nature... Read More »
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 4:30pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Room (101 West Duke Building)
Transgender people, like other LGBTQ people, are disproportionality represented in the criminal justice system in the United States. Criminalization of LGBTQ lives frequently results in their incarceration, an imprisonment that may have consequences that are uniquely harsh on transgender prisoners... Read More »


Transgender Studies: Pedagogical Projects

Fall 2017, Graduate Seminar in Transgender Studies, GSF, Duke

2017-2018, Introduction to Transgender Studies, GSF/SXL undergraduate course

Fall 2016, the Transgender Studies & Humanities project is supporting an undergraduate course, Introduction to Transgender Studies, (Lit 190S-04, WST, SXL). The instructor is Cole Rizki. 

Summer 2016, the project also supported a summer project analyzing data from the 2008-09 National Transgender Discrimination Survey in the Data+ program hosted by iiD at Duke University. A video description can be found here.