The Transgender Studies & Humanities project took place over 2016 to 2018. This initiative considers how the emerging field of Transgender Studies has implications for Gender Studies and for the Humanities in general. The initiative includes pedagogical components, post-doctoral fellowships, and events. It was motivated by these questions:
- 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. Project assistant, 2017-18: Cole Rizki.
Nick Clarkson, Assistant Professor, New College, Florida
Cameron Awkward-Rich, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Concluding event of the "Transgender Studies and the Humanities" Series:
Julian Gill-Peterson (English, University of Pittsburgh), seminar on their forthcoming book, Histories of the Transgender Child, with pre-circulated readings.
Tuesday, October 16, 1:00pm-3:00pm in the East Duke parlors.
Susan Stryker (University of Arizona), Annual Queer Theory Lecture
February 8 2018
Cameron Awkward-Rich (GSF post-doctoral fellow), lecture
Dr. Eric Plemons, (University of Arizona)
Tuesday Sept. 5th, "Trans Medicine & the Making of a Woman"
Wednesday September 6th, 1:30 PM, Duke Medical Center (invitational workshop), Dr. Eric Plemons presentation on Gender Clinics. Co-sponsored with the Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care Clinic
Nick Clarkson, (GSF post-doctoral fellow), on contemporary transgender citizenship in a context of U.S. surveillance and security policy.