Tag: Transgender

The Networked Animita: Transgender Remembrance on Social Media

Baird Campbell , November 19th, 2020

Tomorrow, November 20th, the world will commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to collectively mourn and remember those who have died as a result of transphobia. Started…


Ezgi Güler: Trans Sex Workers’ Collective Struggle in Urban Turkey

focaal_admin , July 27th, 2020

Facing family rejection and domestic violence, many transgender (trans) people leave their hometowns especially for large cities in search for greater acceptance and opportunities (Engin 2018). Due t…


Trans people have been hit hard by Covid-19 disruptions – here is why

Miriam Aurora Hammeren Pedersen , June 9th, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is raging, and as an anthropologist who is also a transgender woman, I have been frequently reflecting on the situation in which we trans people…

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A Year of Trans Childhood by Paula Martin

Paula Martin , November 12th, 2019

Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century Tey Meadow University of California Press, 2018. 320 pages. The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) …


Anti-Queer Violence, Bearing Witness, and Thinking with Algorithms on Social Media

Baird Campbell , June 27th, 2019

(Nota: Esta publicación está disponible en español aquí.) In early June 2019, news began to break concerning the death of a Salvadoran transgender woman, Johana Medina León, of…


Happy Pride Month!

Baird Campbell , June 18th, 2019

A proposed redesign of the original pride flag, centering the inclusion of marginalized communities within the queer community. Design by Daniel Quasar. In support and solidarity with LGBTQIA+/Queer…


Web Roundup: Who Counts? Who’s Counting? by Paula Martin

Paula Martin , March 4th, 2019

In March 2018, the Pew Research Center reported that the Justice department intended to include a new citizenship question on the 2020 US Census. This past November, a…


Can a Transgender Body Be the Body of the Nation?

Alexandra Frankel , January 28th, 2019

While the US federal government remained in the longest partial shutdown in history, the Trump administration managed to make headway in its baffling effort to prevent transgender Americans…

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HHS Transgender Proposal a Shabby Costume

Alexandra Frankel , November 1st, 2018

Implementing the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed definition of sex as “either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born…

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Institutional Inconsistencies: The Case of “Transgender” by V Varun Chaudhry

V Varun Chaudhry , February 19th, 2018

The CDC’s recent attempt to dictate and regulate possibilities for funding and research included attention to broad swaths of people, including those deemed “vulnerable” and/or receiving “entitlements…


Bolivia Prioritizes Transgender and Transsexual Human Rights

Elijah Edelman , August 31st, 2016

“People don’t die because they can’t have marriage” On 19 May 2016, the Chamber of Deputies of The Plurinational State of Bolivia passed Law Nº 807—The Gender Identity…

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5 Homophobic Myths Destroyed by Anthropology

Carie Little Hersh , July 15th, 2016

After the horrific mass murder in June focusing on the LGBTQ community at an Orlando club, the only thing worse than the massacre has been the thread of…

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anthro in the news 7/13/15

anthropologyworks , July 12th, 2015

Mexico is not just a U.S. add-on The U.S. needs to move beyond this US-Mexico relations could improve with U.S. recognition of positive aspects of Mexican culture and…


In the Journals – April 2015

Sean Miller , April 21st, 2015

Welcome back to In the Journals, a monthly review of just a fraction of the most recent academic research on security, crime, policing, and the law. With winter…