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Past Events and Anticipated Futures in the Lives of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People

DATE CHANGE - Friday, February 21, 2020
2:30-3:30 pm
Broad Auditorium, Pepper Center
636 West Call St.

The Department of Sociology with support from Lawrence Klar Projects presents a talk by Mieke B. Thomeer, professor of sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Thomeer's research explores gender, relationships, and health through quantitative studies as well as qualitative interviews. Drawing from a diverse multi-site study including lifeline interviews, her current talk clarifies a wide range of experiences that transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people distinguish as important to their identity. Past and anticipated future experiences range from sexuality, rejection, and violence to community involvement, medical transitions, and parenthood. By analyzing the personal narratives and lived experiences of TGNC people, her work demonstrates how insight into key events, experienced from a marginalized standpoint, can also illuminate the often hidden, multilevel processes through which gender is socially produced and entrenched.

A reception will follow in the Pepper Center lobby.