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Hil Malatino Featured on Talks at Google

In this presentation of Talks at Google, Rock Ethics Institute research associate and assistant professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Hil Malatino discusses the research in their book Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience. They have spent their career dismantling the idea that biological sex is binary. In this talk, they explore the trauma and dehumanization that stems from our collective cultural insistence that it is – and what we can do to change that.
by David Price Mar 24, 2020

Queer Embodiment coverIn this presentation of Talks at Google, Rock Ethics Institute research associate and assistant professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Hil Malatino discusses the research in their book Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience. They have spent their career dismantling the idea that biological sex is binary. In this talk, they explore the trauma and dehumanization that stems from our collective cultural insistence that it is – and what we can do to change that.

Queer Embodiment merges critical theory, autobiography, and sexological archival research, providing insight into what it means, and has meant, to have a legible body in the West.

In the book, Malatino explores how and why intersexuality became an anomalous embodiment requiring correction and how contesting this pathologization can promote medical reform and human rights for intersex and trans persons.

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