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Trans Disruptions: The Future of Change

General Programming

dateApril 3–5, 2024 locationColumbia University
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Columbia University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
  • Division of the Humanities
  • Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life
  • Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, & African Studies
  • Film & Media Studies at Columbia University School of the Arts
  • Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
  • Columbia University School of the Arts
  • Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts
  • Barnard Center for Research on Women
  • Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender
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  • Free and open to the public
  • RSVP suggested
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This three-day conference will bring together activists, theorists, artists, and writers to explore the pasts, futures, and in-between times of transgender lives, narratives, and theories. The conference will allow an opportunity to meet, talk, learn, and disrupt the conventional narratives that circulate about bodies, economies, histories, pleasure, revolt, and science.

Panels include: Trans Poetry | Media Studies & Gaming Cultures | Trans Structures & Systems | Trans Histories | Trans in The Global South | Trans Abolition | Trans Narrative

Keynote Conversations: by Paul Preciado, Marquis Bey, Jack Halberstam, Jules Gill-Peterson, and a reading by Torrey Peters (Author of Detransition, Baby)

View full conference schedule here.

While RSVPs are appreciated, they are not required. All panels and keynotes will be open seating on a first-come, first-served basis up to the venue capacity. An RSVP does not guarantee a seat. If you would like to attend a particular panel or keynote, we suggest arriving at the venue 10 minutes early to secure seating.

Image Credit: “I Sing the Body Electric” © Linus Borgo, Used with Permission