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Wed, 25 Jan


Online discussion

EDI Detox: Session 2: Trans* - Postponed

Join Dr Ope Lori and your fellow students in the second session of our EDI Detox club.

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EDI Detox: Session 2: Trans* - Postponed
EDI Detox: Session 2: Trans* - Postponed

Time & Location

25 Jan 2023, 10:00 – 11:30

Online discussion


About the Event

EDI Detox

Second Session: Trans* (2018) Jack Halberstam


In the last decade, public discussions of transgender issues have increased exponentially. However, with this increased visibility has come not just power, but regulation, both in favor of and against trans people. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of gendered embodiment as well as a new site for political activism and political recognition. What happened in the last few decades to prompt such an extensive rethinking of our understanding of gendered embodiment? How did a stigmatized identity become so central to U.S. and European articulations of self? And how have people responded to the new definitions and understanding of sex and the gendered body? In Trans*, Jack Halberstam explores these recent shifts in the meaning of the gendered body and representation, and explores the possibilities of a nongendered, gender-optional, or gender-queer future.


  • Please read Chapter 1: What’s in a Name? pg.1 - 21
  • In the session, we will go through main issues addressed in the text and relate them back to contemporary debates
  • During the session, we will group read Chapter 3: Becoming Trans* pg.45 – 62

Come with your reflections, thoughts and questions, in what will be a timely and much needed discussion. Please note a link to Chapter 1 is available within the library here but the book can be sourced independently should you wish.

Supporting Padlet & discussion space

We have set up a Padlet and space on the OCA Student Association site that repeats the information here and allows discussion even if you cannot make the event. It can also be used for sharing of suggestions, recommendations etc. Find and join the space here If you have any questions or concerns please email

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