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Paisley Currah

"On Transmisogyny”

November 7, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: 509 O'Brian Hall  North Campus   Free

Registration is requested:

Paisley Currah.

Paisley Currah, Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY, is a founding editor, with Susan Stryker, of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, a new journal from Duke University Press. He is co-editor of Corpus: An Interdisciplinary Reader on Bodies and Knowledge and Transgender Rights.  He also co-edited Transgender Rights, which won the Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Recent articles have been published in Theory & Event, Social Research, and Hypatia. Currah sits on the editorial boards of GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Sexuality Research and Social Policy. He served as the Executive Director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York from 2003-2007, where he helped launched the International Resource Network (, a global network of researchers, activists, artists, and teachers sharing knowledge about diverse sexualities.
He has an upcoming book, "Sex is as Sex Does: Transgender Identity and the Politics of Classification" forthcoming from New York University Press. Professor Currah’s current teaching and research interests include the politics of identity, queer and transgender theories and politics, biopolitics, and legal/political/theoretical ethnographies of state apparatuses.

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