Trans Politics: Scholarship and Strategies for Social Change (Artwork: Emmett Ramstad, “Hung Like a Garland,” detail, 2010, pork casings, lace and pearls,

The Institute for Research on Women's Spring Colloquium

Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, 2013

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Day 1 – Thursday, April 18

9:00-9:30 – Opening Remarks TRAYES HALL B, Douglass Campus Center

9:30-10:30 – Keynote - Sue Rankin and Genny Beemyn TRAYES HALL B, Douglass Campus Center

"Creating a Gender-Inclusive Campus"

**All subsequent events will be held at the RUTH DILL JOHNSON CROCKETT BUILDING, 162 Ryders Lane**

10:30-11 – Coffee Break

11-12 noon – Community organizations/student organizations networking

12-1 – Lunch

1-2:30 – Panel - Transnational Transgender Politics

Sima Shakhsari, Wellesley College, Women's and Gender Studies
Justus Eisfeld, Global Action for Trans* Equality
Hua Boonyapisomparn, Thai Transgender Alliance, Asia Pacific Transgender Network

3-4:30 – Panel - Transforming Healthcare

Ben Singer, University of Pennsylvania, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Kim Watson, CK Life
Sel Hwahng, Columbia University, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

4:30 to 5 – Coffee Break

5-6 – Keynote - Pauline Park

"Transgendering the Academy: Ensuring Transgender Inclusion in Higher Education"

Day 2 – Friday, April 19

9:30-10:30 – Undergraduate Panel

10-30-12 – Panel - The Eyes of the State: Trans Incarceration, Criminalization and Surveillance

SharRon Cooks, Making our Lives Easier
Toby Beauchamp, Oklahoma State University, Gender and Women's Studies,
Nora Butler-Burke, Action Santé Travesties et Transsexuelles du Québec (ASST), a project of Cactus-Montréal

12-1 – Lunch

1-2:30 – Panel - Affects and Ecologies of Trans Post Humanism

Jeanne Vaccaro, University of Pennsylvania, Sexuality Studies
Jian Chen, Ohio State University, English, & Interdisciplinary Sexuality Studies Program
Eva Hayward, University of Cincinnati, Design, Architecture, Art and Planning

3-4:30 – Panel - Law and Policy in the US: ENDA and Beyond

Kylar Broadus, Trans People of Color Coalition
Marcia Ochoa, University of California Santa Cruz, Feminist Studies
Reina Gossett, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, co-author Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment & the Prison Industrial Complex

4:30 to 5 – Coffee Break

5-6 – Keynote - Dean Spade

"No Soldiers, No Spouses: Critical Trans Politics, War & Occupation"

Co-sponsors: The Tyler Clementi Center, the Office of the Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Associate Campus Dean of Douglass, Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes, Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, Douglass Campus Dean, Department of American Studies, Department of History, Institute for Women's Leadership Consortium, Program in Comparative Literature, School of Communication and Information, Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Center for Latino Arts and Culture, Department of Anthropology.

Free and open to the public.