Critical Perspectives on Transgender Law

Critical Perspectives on Transgender Law

Mx. Kendra Albert
Fall 2019 reading group
M 5:00pm - 7:00pm in Hauser Hall Room 103
1 classroom credit

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This reading group explores American law related to and affecting transgender, genderfluid, nonbinary, agender, and gender-nonconforming people. We will discuss contemporary cases involving transgender rights, as well as historical cases where the rights of transgender litigants were directly or indirectly contested. Readings will incorporate case law, sociological perspectives, and direct first-person narratives. By looking at law through the lens of transgender experiences, the class will critique legal assumptions about gender and reflect upon how law as a whole could be made less cis-normative.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 9/16, 9/30, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2

Drop Deadline: September 17, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST

Subject Areas: Family, Gender & Children's Law, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Human Rights