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Bodily: Transing/Queering Species and Race

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Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Columbia University

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Kadji Amin, with a response by Camille Robcis

In an introduction to a special issue of WSQ, Susan Stryker, Paisley Currah, and Lisa Jean Moore write that scholars “have become familiar, over the past twenty years of so, with queering things” and ask “how might we likewise begin to critically trans- our world?” In this talk, Dr. Kadji Amin aims to contribute to the burgeoning inquiry into material transings of sex, race, and species, while interrogating the affirmative and even utopian valance of such inquiry through asking “What are trans crossings of embodied borders and speciated and racialized differences good for?” Dr. Amin takes a literal approach this question, and focuses on the early twentieth-century medical fervor for the transplantation of glands—in particular the ovaries and testicles—across sex and species, with distinct racializing effects.

Event co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Francaise and Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality.

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