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Fall 2022 Seminar

Transgender Law & Politics

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

An intensive examination of the legal, social, and political issues raised by the status and treatment of transgender persons, primarily but not exclusively in the United States. Sex, gender, sexuality, identity, and equality are interrogated. Issues and cases on discrimination and other relevant legal concepts arising in contexts of trans rights including health care, employment, sexual and other assault, housing, marriage, parenting, military, imprisonment, education, and athletics, with an optional section on immigration, are focused, with particular attention to sex and gender questions. Nonbinary considerations are raised. Voices and accounts of trans people are featured. A range of opinions is included.

Note: Accounts of and data on sexual violation, and occasional graphic references to intimate body parts, are integral to the materials of this seminar.

Note: This seminar will meet over the first seven weeks of the term.