February 2, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Heath Fogg Davis Lecture | Beyond Trans, March 5

in Rainbow colors: Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?

Heath Fogg Davis, Professor of political science at Temple University, will speak on Monday, March 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Athena Theater on Court Street.

His talk will focus on his new book Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter.

Published by NYU Press in 2017, Beyond Trans “provides practical strategies to help organizations of all kinds and sizes design and implement gender policies that are both trans-inclusive and institutionally smart. Heath Fogg Davis offers an impassioned call to rethink the usefulness of dividing the world into not just male and female categories but even additional categories of transgender and gender fluid. Davis, himself a transgender man, explores the underlying gender-enforcing policies and customs in American life that have led to transgender bathroom bills, college admissions controversies, and more, arguing that it is necessary for our society to take real steps to challenge the assumption that gender matters,” reports the Heath Fogg Davis website.

Heath Fogg Davis, portrait

Heath Fogg Davis

Davis is a scholar-activist whose research concerns identity involving administration and anti-discrimination law. His advocacy aims to help transgender and non-conforming gender identities as well as communities of color and low-income people.

Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? has been assigned in LJC 2000, the core course for the Law, Justice & Culture certificate program. It is also available locally at Little Professor Bookstore.

Davis also is a contributor to LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader, edited by Marla Brettschneider, Susan Burgess and Christine Keating, published in 2017 by NYU Press.

Burgess is a professor of political science at Ohio University.

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