CFP: National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference Panel: November 11-14, Denver."Troubling Institutionalized Gender"

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Joelle Ruby Ryan / Reese C. Kelly

CFP: National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference; November 11-14, Denver

Troubling Institutionalized Gender Normativity: Public Space, Binary-Busting and Trans Activisms

We are looking for empirical, theoretical and activist contributions to the topic of trans and gender non-conforming individual's participation and/or exclusion from sex segregated institutions and facilities. This would include, but is not limited to areas such as bathrooms, prisons, athletic teams, and women's colleges. In this session, we wish to look at the ways in which sex segregated institutions uphold biologically essentialist notions of sexual difference and create serious problems of access for trans, genderqueer and gender non-conforming communities. We would also like to discuss how transpeople and allies use their agency to challenge such gender normative policing and how these issues intersect with issues of race, class, sexuality, nation, age and disability, among other categories.

If you are interested in taking part in this panel, please send the following info by February 20, 2010 to Joelle Ruby Ryan ( and Reese C. Kelly (
Name, Institutional Affiliation, Snail Mail, Email, Phone, Title for your talk, a one-page, double-spaced abstract on your planned paper. Each person will speak for around 10-15 minutes, and we will leave time for Q&A.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Reese and Joelle