Transgender/Transnational: Mapping Transgender Subjectivity Across National and Institutional Boundaries: A Talk with Tey Meadow and Afsaneh Najmabadi

Thursday, September 25, 2014
6:30 – 8PM

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

With the recent publication of Afsaneh Najmabadi’s (Harvard University) new book, Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran, this panel puts Najmabadi into interdisciplinary conversation with Tey Meadow (Princeton University). Together, Meadow and Najmabadi will discuss the different strategies adopted by gender nonconforming subjects in their negotiations of cultural, medical, religious, and state-bureaucratic scripts for “being” a legible subject of gender. Along the way, Meadow and Najmabadi will also consider the challenges of doing cross-cultural studies of transgender and the limits of categories.

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

Image courtesy of Doris Cheung.