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30 Jun 22

This event brings together Tamara Adrián, a trans lawyer, professor of law, and congresswoman in the Venezuelan National Assembly (elected December 2015), Julia Ehrt, the executive director of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association (ILGA World), and Susan Stryker, an activist, professor of transgender studies, and currently the Marta Sutton Weeks External Faculty Fellow at Stanford University Humanities Institute. Together, they will address how global ideas of gender are changing in the contemporary world and examine the ways in which “gender” can be understood as an artifact of the biocentrism that structures the modern Eurocentric worldview. They will also comment on the “transing” of gender as a practice of freedom and analyze the backlash of the global anti-gender movement—its political nature, funding, and dissemination—as well as responses to this movement from feminist and LGBTQIA* activists and academics.

Moderated by Moira Fradinger, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Yale University, and Alumna, American Academy in Berlin; and Berit Ebert, Vice President of Programs, American Academy in Berlin.

An event of the American Academy in Berlin in cooperation with the ICI Berlin. Generously supported by the Mellon Foundation.

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