Conference Schedule

updated on: June 20, 2018

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                                               DAY 1: JUNE 21, 2018

11am - 12pm Continental Breakfast + Registration, 1st Floor, OISE Library
12 - 12:15pm WELCOME AND LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, 1st Floor, OISE Library
12:15 - 1:45pm KEYNOTE A: JIN HARITAWORN

“Marvellous grounds: Remembering futures where we might survive”

1st Floor, OISE Library

1:45 - 2:30pm Catered Lunch, 1st Floor, OISE Library
2:30 – 3:50pm SESSION ONE (CONCURRENT PANELS 1A AND 1B)
Chair: Tobias B. D. Wiggins                             Panel 1A: Trans-national, Trans-(g)local, OISE 2-205
Mel Mikhail &

Zarah Khan

“Towards a Cross-Cultural Analysis of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Perso-Islamic and Euro-American Discourse”
Gerardo Betancourt, Nicola Gailits, & Caro Castro “Postgendered GLOCAL realities:

Global Trans Latino Women in Canada”

Tai Jacob “Be/longing?: Trans theory un-housed and un-selved – Undoing the self, gender, and the nation through the trans body”
Chair: Gitanjali Lena                                         Panel 1B: Trans Rights and Citizenship, OISE 2-279
Elise Wohlbold “Transnormative Times? Exploring law reform, queer rights and trans activism in Canada”
Sofie Vlaad “Piecing Citizens: How Bill C-16 (Re)produces Discourses of Trans(homo)nationalism”
Taryn Husband “Caught in Red Tape: A Queer New Institutionalist Analysis of the South African Bureaucracy as a Site of Resistance Regarding Equality Law and Gender Transition”
3:50 - 4:10pm Refreshment Break, 2nd floor, OISE
4:10- 5:30pm SESSION TWO (CONCURRENT PANELS 2A AND 2B)
Chair: Ash K. Flanagan                                      Panel 2A: Trans Youth and the Cis-tem, OISE 2-205
Gitanjali Lena “Transcendent Bodies: Decision Making Autonomy for Trans BIPOC Youth in Toronto”
Adam W. J. Davies and Evan Vipond “Gender Binary Washrooms as a Means of Gender Policing in Schools:

A Canadian Perspective”

Kai River Blevins “I’m on the Wrong Track Baby, I Was Made This Way: How Gender Essentialism and Cisnormativity Discipline the Transition Processes of Transgender Individuals”
Chair: Bridget Liang            Panel 2B: Critiquing Clinical Care, Centering Trans Experiences, OISE 2-279
Shahar Shapira “Trans, Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome: A Discursive Analysis of Transgender Bloggers and Psychiatric Case Studies about Transgender People with Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism”
Leah Keating “What Trans and Nonbinary People Want Trauma Therapists to Know”
Tobias B. D. Wiggins “Transgender Chimeras and the Politics of Listening”

                                                  DAY 2: FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018

10:30 - 11am Continental Breakfast, 1st Floor, OISE Library
11am- 12:30pm KEYNOTE B: GWEN BENAWAY

“Holy Wild”

Location: 1st Floor, OISE Library

12:30 - 1:15pm Catered Lunch, 1st Floor, OISE Library
1:15 - 2:35pm           SESSION THREE (CONCURRENT PANELS 3A AND 3B)
Chair: Evelyn Ramiel                       Panel 3A (Virtual Session): (In)Visibility and Marginalization, OISE 2-205                                                            
Florence Ashley “The Constitutive In/Visibility of the Trans Legal Subject”
Kai Pyle “‘Women and 2spirits’: On the Marginalization of Transgender Indigenous People in Activist Rhetoric”
Daze Jefferies “Queer Stick Missus: Embodiment, Health, and Trans Histories at the Atlantic Edge”
Chair: Kai River Blevins                                 Panel 3B: Trans Subjects and State Violence, OISE 2-279
Kusha Dadui “Trans Refugee, Barriers and Incarceration”
Jessica Malandrino “Triple Victimization and Procedural Treatment for Gender-nonconforming and Trans* Women of Colour in Canada”
Joel Guillemette “The White Gender Thief: Settler Colonialism and the Erasure of Two-Spirit Identity”
2:35 - 3pm        Refreshment Break, 2nd floor, OISE
3:00 - 4:20pm        SESSION FOUR (CONCURRENT PANELS 4A AND 4B)
Chair: Taryn Husband                                          Panel 4A: Troubling Trans Representation, OISE 2-205
Markus ‘Star’ Harwood-Jones “‘For Humane and Scientific Reasons’: Disrupting the Cycles of Trans Humanism through Critical Readings of the Stories of Lili Elbe”
Valérie Robin Clayman “‘I’m Supposed to Relate to This?’: A Trans Woman on Issues of Identification with Trans Movie Images”
Ali Greey “Terrorists, Aggressors, and Outsiders: A Critical Analysis of Media Responses to the 2016 BLM-TO Sit-In”
 Chair: Adam W. J. Davies                           Panel 4B: Transition, Aging, and (Non)linearity, OISE 2-279
Ash (Ashley) K. Flanagan “Transforming aging: Expanding “traditional” understanding aging and old age”
Emerson Parker Pehl “(Trans)gender Fluidity”
4:20 - 4:30pm CLOSING REMARKS 1st Floor, OISE Library