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Panel Book Discussion: "Trans Care: A Critical Conversation"

A panel of leading scholars on trans and queer studies will discuss the recently published book “Trans Care” by Hil Malatino, assistant professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute. The virtual event, which is free and open to the public, will take place Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 4:00 p.m.
by David Price Nov 24, 2020
When Dec 01, 2020
from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where Virtual (Zoom)
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Hil Malatino

Hil Malatino

Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Philosophy
Penn State College of the Liberal Arts

 

A panel of leading scholars on trans and queer studies will discuss the recently published book “Trans Care” by Hil Malatino, assistant professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. The virtual event, which is free and open to the public, will take place Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 4:00 p.m.

Published by the University of Minnesota Press, “Trans Care” rejects dominant understandings of the ethics of care and draws attention to how they help entrench family structures and other gendered arrangements that marginalize trans individuals. In the book, Malatino goes beyond just critiquing where existing theories fall short and tackles the critical work of reimagining what an ethics of care looks like in communities of trans individuals and their allies.

“Trans Care” is Malatino’s second book in as many years exploring issues related to gender and sex equity. In 2019, he published “Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience” with the University of Nebraska Press.

Joining Malatino on the December 1 panel to discuss “Trans Care” will be Jules Gill-Peterson, associate professor of English and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and Ann Cvetkovich, director of the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University. The panel will explore themes raised in Malatino’s book, such as the unique challenges faced by trans individuals, how traditional systems of support often fail them, and why we must radically rethink the ethics of care as it applies to them.

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State are sponsoring the event. All are welcome to attend. For more information about the event and how to register to watch it online, visit https://bit.ly/36waEqF. Please contact Rock Ethics Institute associate director Erin Heidt-Forsythe at eah28@psu.edu if you have any questions about the event.


This event will be presented as a Zoom webinar. PLEASE REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE!