CFP: National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference; November
11-14, 2010. Denver, CO.
Title: Cisters in the Struggle: Exploring Trans Families,
Relationships and Communities from the Cisgendered Ally Perspective(s).
As Trans Studies continues to emerge as an academic (sub) discipline,
this panel aims to explore the socio-personal relations between
transgendered individuals and their cisgendered allies. I am searching
for theoretical and/or autobiographical contributions to this panel
that address some aspect of this topic. This could include, but is not
limited to projects on transgender marriages/partnerships; transgender
parenthood; how to be an effective ally; and participating in trans
communities as a cisgendered person. In this session, I hope to look
at the ways in which transgender issues influence and shape not only
the lives of trans-people, but also the lives of those who love them.
Projects that include intersectional analysis with issues of race,
class, sexuality, nation, age, and ability among other categories are
If would like to be a part of this panel, or have questions, please
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions to the panel should be
emailed to me by February 20, 2010, and must include: your name,
institutional affiliation, U.S. postal address, email address, phone
number, the title of your talk, and a 50-100 word abstract on your
planned project. Each panel member will speak for 10-15 minutes
leaving time afterward for Q&A.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Feminist Studies, Ph.D. Student
University of Minnesota