Interdisciplinary Trans Studies Graduate Student Conference 2018


Welcome to the inaugural Interdisciplinary Trans Studies Graduate Student Conference on “Trans Matters,” organized by the Centre for Feminist Research at York University in Toronto, Canada.

The conference will be held on Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West. The Keynote Lectures are free and open to the public.

The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for graduate students in the field of trans studies, broadly speaking, to come together to examine, interrogate, and take stock of the status of trans matters today in Canada and abroad. From political and social visibility to questions of embodiment, identity, and expression, as well as notions of survivability and disposability, we are interested in exploring trans “matters” from multiple perspectives. For more information, please see our Call for Papers. Please note, the application process is now closed.

Keynote Speakers: Jin Haritaworn and Gwen Benaway

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which York University resides is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, the Métis, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. This territory is also covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. Today, the meeting place of Toronto (from the Haudenosaunee word Tkaronto) is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.

Please note: registration is required to attend the conference.


Call For Papers

Organizing Committee

Keynote Speakers

Conference Schedule

Presentation Abstracts and Presenter Bios

Travel Funding

Accessibility / Planning Your Visit

Community Partners and Sponsors