Thinking Trans//Trans Thinking Conference, Oct. 5-6, 2018 Washington, D.C.

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October 5, 2018 to October 6, 2018
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Philosophy, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies


We are happy to announce here the finalized program and websites for the upcoming Thinking Trans//Trans Thinking Conference taking place on Oct. 5-6, 2018 at American University in Washington, D.C.

Over the past two decades, with the publication of The Transgender Studies Reader 1 and 2 (2006; 2013) and TSQ:  Transgender  Studies Quarterly,  transgender  studies has quickly  become a prominent interdisciplinary  field. While disciplines such as history, literature, and visual arts have made significant contributions to this emerging field, philosophy has yet to clarify its role within transgender studies. The aim of this conference will be  to continue to explore what might be called “trans philosophy” – that is, philosophical work that is accountable to and illuminative of transgender experiences, histories, cultural production, and politics.

For more information, including conference logistics, please visit or the American University event page at


To register, please visit our Eventbrite page. The conference is free and open to the public.


This event has been generously co-sponsored by the American Philosophical Association, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, American University, and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.


Please feel free to share this information widely, and many thanks for your support of the Trans Philosophy Project.


Contact Info: 

Dr. Andrea J. Pitts

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Perry Zurn, PhD

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

American University

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