Cisters in the Struggle: Exploring Trans Families, Relationships and Communities from the Cisgendered Ally Perspective(s).

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 
especially encouraged.

If would like to be a part of this panel, or have questions, please 
contact me at 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!

Angela Carter

Feminist Studies, Ph.D. Student

University of Minnesota

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