Ever filled out a Driver’s License application? Doctors patient form? Passport form? School enrollment form? Of course you have. Now imagine filling out the form and the only options for the question – Male or Female – is Male or Female. Or even worse, “Gender at Birth!” This is where the nightmare starts for any transgender or gender non-conforming person when it comes to filling out the day-to-day forms of life, to do the stuff that life requires of us. Political Science and Women’s & Gender Studies Profession, Paisley Currah joins us to talk about his new book Transgender Right and Corpus: An Interdisciplinary Reader on Bodies and Knowledge, to help us better understand the continuing challenges of living your life uncloseted as a trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming individual in a world of conformity.
PAISLEY CURRAH is Professor of Political Science and Women’s & Gender Studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. An award-winning author, he is the founding co-editor of the journal Transgender Studies Quarterly and the co-editor of Transgender Right and Corpus: An Interdisciplinary Reader on Bodies and Knowledge.
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