Trans Studies Conference
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion 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, Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st.
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.
For more information on the conference and registration updates, please visit the Trans Studies Conference webpage.
On September 29, 2022, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion held the Changing Landscapes: The Impacts of the June 2022 Ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization event. The panel of experts explored the ramifications of the ruling on access to reproductive health care and the potential implications for LGBTQ+ communities. Please find a recording of the session below.