Transgender Studies: an international interdisciplinary conference
September 7-10, 2016
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona USA
Keynote Presentations: Mauro Cabral & Sandy Stone
Trans*studies is a 4-day international academic conference that welcomes work from any field on any topic pertaining to transgender issues, sex/gender variance, gender nonconformity, and diverse embodiments-as well as work that draws upon trans* methodologies to inform research in other areas of inquiry.
We are equally interested in showcasing work in the arts, humanities, and sciences (social, health, and physical), and seek the involvement of activists, culture workers, and members of trans* communities as well as scholars and students. In addition to keynote speakers and special evening performances, the conference will feature several transdisciplinary plenary panels aimed at fostering greater dialog among scholars whose approaches to and investments in trans* studies have historically differed, and opportunities to caucus and network in small groups around shared interests. It is our hope that this conference will help launch an international transgender studies association; the conference schedule will include a business meeting to discuss this possibility, and to entertain proposals to host future international conferences.