Are Transgender Politics Feminist?

As part of the Speakers Series for the Center for the Study of Women and Society, Dr. Paisley Currah, former Executive Director of CLAGS and Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College asks: can a movement organized to contest the legal, medical and social constructions of gender also advance a feminist politics centered on improving women’s lives? As trans studies dismantles the imperatives of the gender binary, how can we ensure its practitioners not lose sight of the long history of gender oppression and the continued existence of gender inequality? This event is cosponsored by CLAGS. Visit the Center for the Study of Women and Society for more information.

Paisley Currah, Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, the Graduate Center, CUNY, is the founding co-editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, and a co-editor of Transgender Rights (2006), the first comprehensive work on the transgender civil rights movement. Currah is the founding co-editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. His forthcoming book, Not the United States of Sex (NYU), looks at contradictions in state definitions of sex.

 

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