Trans Studies Conference

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Destitution and Power: the Trans Experience

03.31.2023 – 04.01.2023

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at Hopkins is proud to host this exciting new conference celebrating contributions in trans scholarship. All are invited to join us on Trans Day of Visibility, 2:00pm-6:00pm Friday, March 31st and 9:00am-5:30pm Saturday, April 1st at Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy.


About the Conference:

The conference, Destitution and Power: the Trans Experience, poses necessary questions of visibility and representation: Can the trans person speak—and be heard? How does one show up and show themselves as trans? How and when is the other perceived as trans? What are the difficulties and opportunities of finding language for trans narratives? What would—or does—a trans world look like? From art and the media to philosophy and literature, from anecdotal experience to social implications, key figures in trans studies come together to recognize the achievements, individuate social urgencies and map the work still needed to attain equitable representation for trans people, including two-spirit, transgender, transexual, genderqueer, non-binary… people. The speakers are at the forefront of critical theory and provide important insights in the widespread debates on medical, architectural, and legal decisions that democratic institutions currently face.


Conference Co-Sponsors

Thank you to our co-sponsors who have already committed to supporting this conference! Interested in co-sponsoring? Email ODI Postdoctoral Fellow, Elisa Santucci!