|Dean Spade. (Photo © Johanna Breidling)|
"Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law." Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 4:15 PM in Carpenter 13.
Dean Spade, a lawyer, civil rights activist, writer, and Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, will deliver the Thirteenth Annual Stonewall Lecture at Dartmouth College.
In 2002, Spade founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit law collective in New York City that provides free legal services to transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people who are low-income and/or people of color. The Advocate named Spade one of their "Forty Under 40" in May 2010, and Utne Reader named Spade and Tyrone Boucher on their list of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" in 2009, for their collaborative project "Enough: The Personal Politics of Resisting Capitalism."
Spade's current research interests include queer and trans approaches to abolishing prisons and borders, models of organization and governance in social movements, and the deployment of "gay rights" as a public relations strategy for undemocratic, colonial governments. His first book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, was released in December 2011 from South End Press and nominated for a 2011 Lambda Literary Award in the category of Transgender Nonfiction. Dean is currently an academic fellow in the "Engaging Tradition" Project at Columbia Law School.
The Annual Stonewall Lecture is sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program. More details will be posted as the schedule is firmed up.
For more information about Spade's visit or the Stonewall Lecture, please contact Program Coordinator Cristen Brooks at cristen dot brooks at dartmouth dot edu.
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