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Growing Up Trans, in the 1960s

It’s a vertiginous moment to be writing a book about the transgender child. When I started my research about five years ago it was a relatively simple task to place the work within the available cultural and medical texts that dealt … Continue reading

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TSQ 1.3, Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary

TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly continues its exciting project of creating a home for transgender studies with its second issue, Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary, edited by Aren Z. Aizura, Trystan Cotten, Carsten Balzer/Carla LaGata, Marcia Ochoa, and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz. I am so pleased to … Continue reading

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A Juvenile Species: Neoteny, Recapitulation and Childhood

Bergson’s method notwithstanding, I confess to rarely (that is, almost never) proceeding in my thinking from intuition. Chaotic, unconscious speculation followed by exhaustive rumination might be more apt (blame a scientisitc super ego?). In this case, though, I am making a brief … Continue reading

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Scholium on Sexting and Cyberbullying: Consuming Children

After delivering a paper on cyberbullying and sexting at Theorizing the Web 2014 last month I was asked an interesting question from the audience: was I arguing for mobile phones as a contemporary zone of privacy for the child? My improvised … Continue reading

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Race, Education and Prison: Nostalgia and Genealogy 60 Years after Brown v Board

This past week marked the 60th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education (1954) and the date was met with decidedly mixed feelings in the media sphere. In his presidential proclamation commemorating the decision, Barack Obama emphasizes that “we have confined … Continue reading

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The Unruliness of the Cyberbully

Courtesy of the wonderful folks who organized Theorizing the Web 2014 this past April in Brooklyn you can watch the recorded version of my paper below, an excerpt from one of my dissertation chapters, “The Unruliness of the Cyberbully: Governing … Continue reading

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Core Gender Identity: The Transgender Child and the Inversion of Freud

At the Special Collections of the UCLA Charles E. Young Library I recently had the chance to examine the Robert J. Stoller collection, comprising the papers of the psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who helped steer the UCLA Gender Identity Research Clinic … Continue reading

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The Forms Children Take: Sexuate Difference and the Generations

Julian Gill-Peterson – The Forms Children Take: Sexuate Difference and the Generations. Last June I had the privilege of participating in Luce Irigaray’s annual International Seminar at the University of Bristol, UK, where ten PhD candidates like myself came together … Continue reading

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The Child’s Technicity: Simondon’s Hybrid Technical Knowledge

The first paragraph of Gilbert Simondon’s Du mode d’existence des objets techniques (1958) effects a provocative transvaluation of Western thought.[1] Culture has be constituted in opposition to technics, as a form of protection of the human body from contamination by technology.  “The … Continue reading

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