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“Trans Histories, Abolitionist Futures” with Susan Stryker (Trans Cultural Production series)

March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Poster for "Trans Histories, Abolitionist Futures" with image of Susan Stryker speaking into microphone (and poster text with event description as appears on this page).



“Trans Histories, Abolitionist Futures: At the Crossroads of Turk and Taylor”

Speaker: Susan Stryker

About this event:

Susan Stryker‘s books include Queer Pulp: Perverse Passions in the Golden Age of the Paperback (Chronicle, 2000), Transgender History (Seal Press, revised edition 2017), and the forthcoming When Monsters Speak: A Susan Stryker Reader, edited by McKenzie Wark (Duke University Press, 2024). The last assembles essays from across Stryker’s career, including her foundational text “My Words to Victor Frankenstein Above the Village of Chamounix.” She is also the founding editor of the journal TSQ, co-editor of The Transgender Studies ReaderThe Transgender Studies Reader 2, and the Transgender Studies Reader Remix, and series co-editor for ‘ASTERISK: Gender, Trans-, and All That Comes After’ with Duke University Press. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship, activism, and public history work, including the David Kessler Award (2009) and the Michael Brudner Prize (2015). She is currently working on a new book, Changing Gender, “on the political and intellectual history of the gender concept.”

Date and time: March 5th, 5–7pm


26 Mudd Hall, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus (3400 N Charles St.)

About this series:

Organized by Jo Giardini in collaboration with Siân Evans and Joseph Plaster

Co-sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute 

The Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center’s Spring 2024 speaker series highlights cultural production by trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming artists, writers, historians, poets, and musicians. Drawing on Special Collections materials and supporting collections development, it explores the aesthetic possibilities of artworks and literature, and their relationship to questions of community formation, selfhood, becoming, and the dialectic of history and futurity. Conversations with visiting artists and scholars will include discussions of institutional development, curation, and access, and will aim to engage wide audiences.

More about events in the “Trans Cultural Production” series at the Tabb Center Speaker Series page.
Trans Cultural Production series poster, with dates and info about events, over background graphic of book spines displaying relevant titles in trans studies.