Author: captive genders


  • New writing

    The inaugural issues of the  journal TSQ:Transgender Studies Quarterly was just launched in which I have a short keyword for “Gender Self-determination.” My piece is available to download as a pdf here. I was also recently a part of a roundtable for Public Books on the show Orange is the New Black. My contribution “Abolition […]

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  • Criminal Queers screenings and talks

    The lovely Chris Vargas and I are headed to Arizona for three days and three screenings. April 3, 2014 Prescott College, Prescott, AZ April 4, 2014 5pm Marston Exploration Theater 781 East Terrace Road, Tempe, Arizona 85287 April 5, 2014 6pm Gender & Women’s Studies Department at University of Arizona, room #100   Apri

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  • Trans* Liberation and the Carceral State: A Panel of National Transgender Activists

    National trans* prison activists, advocates, and researchers will share their perspective on the social and structural challenges that the law, police, and prisons pose on the lives of transgender, gender variant, and gender non-conforming people in the U.S. Moderated by Dean Spade, Seattle University Professor of Law, Founder of Sylvia Rivera Law Project RSVP at: […]

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  • Exciting gathering of amazing people. I’ll be moderating the panel, “Abolishing the NPIC.” How about we do that, and think of new ways to ensure all our needs are met! The schedule for the conference is no up here.

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  • Queer Love Economies

    Wu Tsang, Chris Vargas and I had a conversation about Homotopia, Criminal Queers, Wildness and our affective, political and filmic relationship to the epic Born in Flames for a special dossier in the journal Women and Performance guest edited by Craig Willse and Dean Spade. You can  read “Queer Love Economies: Making trans/feminist Film in […]

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  • Criminal Queers in LA and the NJ4

    Chris Vargas and I will be screening Criminal Queers at Outfest in LA on July 13, 2013. The screening is at at 7:15pm at REDCAT. More info can be found here. Also, I am a part of a fundraising effort to help Patreese  (one of the NJ4) transition out of prison and back home. If […]

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  • New Video

    Below is a video from the “Imagining Queer Justice: Prison Abolition and LGBT Hate Crime Legislation” symposium that Margot Weiss put together this Spring at Wesleyan University. I got to share some space with Ryan Conrad, Reina Gossett and a very generous audience. My talk was going to be “The Queer Commons: Armed Struggle, Trans Resistance and […]

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  • 4 days 4 events

    Chris Vargas and I will screening (a new cut of)  Criminal Queers twice at the end of April, I’m also doing a few Captive Genders events along the way, check it out if you like, and let your people know. April 24, 7pm Captive Genders at Northeastern Law School  April 25, 7pm Criminal Queers will […]

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  • I am doing a talk on March 26, 2013 at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada then Toshio Meronek and I will be doing an event on March 29 in Montreal around Captive Genders. After some teaching and rest back home, Chris Vargas and I will  be heading out for a few screenings of Criminal Queers […]

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  • New Review of Captive Genders

    There is a great new review of Captive Genders, Normal Life and Criminal Intimacy by Elias Walker Vitulli’s in the most recent issue of the journal GLQ, “Queering the Carceral: Intersecting Queer/Trans Studies and Critical Prison Studies’ you can read the PDF here.

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