Organizing Committee

Transgender: Intersectional/International is a conference event co-organized by researchers of transgender identity and experience from several universities in Scotland:

Gina Maya

Gina Maya Roberts is a Doctoral Researcher and teacher at the University of Edinburgh, and her research is on Global Transgender Narratives. She has published articles on trans identity at the NORMA Journal of International Masculinity Studies and Edinburgh FORUM, and presented several conference papers on representations of trans in popular culture. She is also a community activist and blogger on trans issues.

Matthew Waites

Dr Matthew Waites is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Glasgow and has published internationally on issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and human rights. Publications include The Global Politics of LGBT Human Rights special issue of Contemporary Politics in 2009, and Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change (School of Advanced Study, 2013). Pronouns: he/they.

Dominique Green

Dominique Green is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Edinburgh. Her research centres around the multidimensionality of disadvantage and its relationship to intersectionality, particularly the intersection between race and sex. In addition, she is the Equality, Gender, and Change PhD intern for the University’s Information Services Group where she spearheads its equality and diversity initiative: PlayFair Steps. She has also given lectures and conducted workshops on the importance of intersectionality at work and in academia.

Sylvia Morgan

Dr Sylvia Morgan has been researching transgender identities in Scotland since 2009. She acquired an M.Phil in Scottish Studies and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Glasgow and is an alumnus of the Universities of Cape Town, Pretoria and Witwatersrand, and a former Fulbright Scholar of Columbia University. Before relocating to Scotland she lectured postcolonial studies at Vista University South Africa. Sylvia has a lifelong professional and activist involvement in anti-Apartheid, LGBT+, human rights, and equality/ diversity issues. She published a book in 2012: The Crisis of Capitalism in Interwar Glasgow.

Dr Carolynn Gray is a senior lecturer at the School of Accounting, Finance and Law. Their current research focuses on the legal rights of transgender individuals.

Kumud Rana

Kumud Rana is a doctoral candidate at the University of Glasgow. Her project focuses on the LGBTI+ movement in Nepal and its relationship to regional/global discourses/resources on LGBT organising. Kumud has an MA in International Development from the International Institute of Social Studies, the Hague (Erasmus University). She is interested in postcolonial, decolonial and critical development studies, and has published on a range of issues pertaining to the global South. She was in the organising committee of the Glasgow Gifford Lectures by Professor Judith Butler (1-3 Oct 2018), and hosted the Gifford Seminar with Professor Butler at the University of Glasgow.

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