Trans Studies Conference at Hopkins: Open registration

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at the Johns Hopkins University is proud to announce the program and schedule of the new, exciting conference: Destitution and Power: The Trans Experience. All are invited to join us on Trans Day of Visibility, 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 31, and 9 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy on the Homewood campus.

Keynote addresses are by Jack Halberstam and Sandy Stone.

For the program and registration, visit the Trans Studies Conference webpage.

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, transsexual, genderqueer, nonbinary… people.

The conference 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? 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.