Thinking Trans//Trans Thinking Conference, Goucher College/Online, Oct. 26, 28, 29

Thinking Trans // Trans Thinking Conference

Final Program

All times are in EST

Wednesday, 10/26 (Virtual)

  • 6:00-7:30pm—Panel A: Revisiting Pairs of Key Terms in Queer and Trans Studies
    • Ren Ellis Neyra
    • Ale Romero, “Racialized Transness: The Racial Epidermal Schema, the Bodily Ego, and the Skin-Ego”
    • Siobhan Kelly, “The Limits of Transsexual Theory?”
    • Adrián Emmanuel Hernández-Acosta, “Notes on the Black Religious in Contemporary Queer and Trans Studies”
  • 7:30-9:00pm—Panel B: Transness and Race: Genealogy, Futurity, and Epistemology
    • Max Thornton, “Who Owns the Future? Race, Gender, and Children in the 2020s US”
    • Sid Hansen, “Collateral Genealogy as Scientific Praxis”
    • K. Bailey Thomas, “Quaring the Intersection: On Embodied Knowledge and the [Im]Possibility of Black Gender”

 Friday, 10/28

  • 9:00-9:15am—Introductions
  • 9:15-10:35am—Panel 1: Joy, Childhood, Art
    • Jay Szpilka, “Not Just LGBT-Free Zones: The Limitations of the Rhetoric of Trans Suffering in Contemporary Poland,” Virtual
    • E Lev Feinman, “Transing Girlhood,” In-Person
    • Sharon Berry, “Temple on Gender and Artistic Traditions,” Virtual
  • 10:45am-12:05pm—Panel 2: Gender Identity (Virtual)
    • Alexis Davin, “What are We Doing When We Gender Ourselves?”
    • Rowan Bell and E.M. Hernandez, “Gender Identity, Much Ado About Nothing: or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Trans”
    • R.A. Rowland, “The Subjective Fit Account of Gender Identity”
  • 12:05-1:30pm—Lunch
  • 1:30-2:50pm—Panel 3: Trans/Crip Intimacies
    • Perry Zurn, “Dust: Tranimacies and Archival Praxis,” In-Person or Virtual
    • Sarah Cavar, “Disorderly Knowledge: Trans(/)Mad Intimacies for Collective Resistance,” Virtual
    • Elk Paauw, “Confronting Temporal Hegemony: A Comic of Crip/Queer Resistance,” Virtual
  • 3:00-4:20pm—Panel 4: Situating “Trans” in Data, History, and Social Science
    • Rebecca Sanaeikia, “Rejecting Current Methods of Transgender Data Collection in the Electronic Health Record (EHR),” In-Person
    • Kai Pyle, “A Tale of Two 1990s: Two-Spirit Organizing and the “Origins” of Trans Studies,” Virtual
    • Chanathip Suwannanon, “From Studying Kathoey to “Kathoey Studies”: A Review of Social Science Research between 1997 and 2017, Virtual
  • 4:30-5:50pm—Panel 5: Intersex, Monstrosity, and Political Economy
    • Alex Adamson, “Epistemological Foundations of Transgender Marxism,” Virtual
    • Jules Gleeson, “‘Hermaphrodites with Attitude,’ Resistant Humanism & Movement Entanglement in the 1990’s,” Virtual
    • Eric Maroney, “Political Economy of Passing: A Trans Genre Meditation on Queerness,” In-Person
  • 5:50-7:00pm—Reception
  • 7:00-8:15pm—Keynote: Jules Gill-Peterson, In-Person

Saturday, 10/29

  • 9:00-10:45amPanel 6: Trans Oppression, Resistance, and Liberation
    • Bella-Rose Grace Kelly, “Toward Trans Philosophies of Liberation: Translating Transgender Experiences,” Virtual
    • Jules Wong, “Ambivalences of Trans Recognition”? In-Person
    • Leon Laidlaw, “Unsettling Trans Rights: Pursuing Gender Self-Determination Through Indigenous Solidarity,” In-Person
    • Tawny Whaley, “Shame and Gendered Violence,” Virtual
  • 10:55am-12:15pm—Panel 7: A Year of Non-Binary Philosophy
    • Manon Andre De St. Amant, In-Person
    • Aila O’Loughlin, In-Person
    • Rachel Pedersen, In-Person
  • 12:15-1:30pm—Lunch
  • 1:30-3:15pm—Panel 8: Transfemininity
    • McKenzie Wark, “Femmunism: The Transsexual Exception,” In-Person
    • Ian Chong, “On Autogynephilia: Trans Lesbianism and the Philosophy of Sexuate Difference,” Virtual
    • Chris Aino Pihlak, “How Transgressive a Transsexual? Thinking Through Contradictions of Transfeminine Desirability within the Archives of Erotica,” Virtual
    • Maia Wellborn, “‘How to Retrieve Her,’ Or a Phenomenology of Transphobic Affect,” Virtual
  • 3:25-4:45pm—Panel 9: Southern Perspectives on Trans Ontology
    • Vic Kennedy, “Tight Coils: Restrictive Black Transfeminine Identity Formation in the American South,” In-Person
    • Arin Yost,  “A City of Queers In the Forest: Trans Care Relations & the Fight to Defend Atlanta’s Forests,” In-Person
    • Jessica Fisher, “’Fuck the norm, I can’t understand’: An initial analysis of stigma faced by transgender ageplayers,” In-Person
  • 4:55-6:40pm—Panel 10: Language, Poetry, and Aesthetics
    • Chris Blake-Turner, “The Revolution Will Not Be Grammatical,” In-Person
    • S. Brook Corfman, “On Liking and Likening,” In-Person
    • Anna Hartigan, “Transphobia as Aesthetic Misrecognition: A Reframing of the Debate around Transgender Identity,” Virtual
    • Maren Behrensen, “Strange Alliances: Anti-Trans Activism as Cultural Meme,” In-Person
  • 7:00-8:15pm—Keynote: Marlene Wayar, Virtual

Register for the conference here.

The original post of the program and additional information can be found at the Trans Philosophy Project website here.

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