Conference Programme


Tuesday, 28th May


09:30 – 10.00 Registration

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:15 – 11:45 Panel 1: The Arts, Media, and Digital Humanities

Confronting Whiteness: Marginalized Literatures from Trans Writers of Colour – Gina Maya Roberts

Performing Utopia: Seyhan Arman’s Phoney Cabaret – Çağdaş Duman & Gamze Hamamcıoğlu

Asylum and Theatre – Adam Kashmiry

11:45 – 12:00 Tea & coffee break

12:00 – 13:30 Panel 2: Health & Wellbeing + Social Policy (I)

Trans and Disabilities – Nathan Gale

“The revolution will (not) be molecular”: Querying Trans(chrono)normativity and Imagined Hormone Time – Jonah Garde

Confessions of a (former?) wannabe gender therapist – Serena Visser

Socio-economic exclusion and poor quality of life among transgender people in India – Rajesh Barik

13:30 – 14.30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 Panel 3: Law and Education (I)

Obstacles, discrimination and enablers of education equality for transgender students in secondary schools in Uganda – Shadia Nakimbugwe

Our fate: A structural reading of transgender incarceration in Mexico – Gerardo Contreras Ruvalcaba

A thin line between protection and isolation: the denial of human dignity of transgender prisoners in English and Italian penal institutions – Giuseppe Zago

The case for Queering and De-Colonising the 2003 Sexual Offences Act – Nic Aaron

16:00 – 16:15 Tea & coffee break

16:15 – 17:45 Panel 4: Trans-Global Discussions (I)

The Vitality of Transnational Trans* Politics – Yv Nay

Trans Identities within the UN Human Rights system: Movements toward Equality or Identity Erasure? – Peter Dunne

Trans/national resources in LGBTI activism in Nepal – Kumud Rana

Critical research agendas in global gender studies – Matthew Waites

18.00 – 19.30 Break

19.30 Film Call Her Ganda

19:30 – 19.45

Introduction to the film Call Her Ganda by Curran Nault

19.45 – 21:30 Film Screening: Call Her Ganda

Film and post-film discussion with director PJ Raval and Curran Nault


Wednesday, 29th May


09:30 – 10.00 Registration

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:15 – 11:45 Panel 6: Transgender Identities

Black Trans Masculinities – Meshach (Melz) Owusu

Desiring Manhoods: Considering trans masculine attractions to men and maleness – Michael Toze

Significances of Language in the Intersections of Transness and Marginalized Ethnicities – Sade Kondelin

Sister or siblings? Queering gendered familiarity in feminist spaces – Rosa Targett

11:45 – 12:00 Tea & coffee break

12:00 – 13:30 Panel 7: Health and Wellbeing & Social Policy (II)

After a WHO ICD-11 Diagnosis, is there any future left for the Gender Identity Clinic? – Stephen Whittle

“Access means it’s not for you”: critiquing inclusion from neurodiverse and trans perspectives. – Harry Josephine

Gender, Class, Race, and Affectivity: Narratives of a Community of Transgender Women in Costa Rica – Mar Fournier Pereira

Fighting for Reforms to the 2004 Gender Recognition Act in the U.K. – Jay Latarche

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 Panel 8: Social Policy and Identities

Drawing a Limit: Hijra Liminality in Caste – Arpita Biswas

Uganda Transgender: An intersectional study on the various systems of oppression affecting the Human Rights of transgender women living in Kampala, Uganda – Amanda Beatrice

Transgender persons in Venezuela: coping with lack of legal recognition in times of food rationing and shortages – Ivis Villarreal Mendoza

The truth of trans and the right to disappear in an age of visibility – Mijke van der Drift

16:00 – 16:15 Tea & coffee break

16:15 – 17:45 Panel 9: Trans-Global Discussions (II)

Digital Borders, diasporic flows and the Nigerian transgender beauty queen who would not be denied – B Camminga

Goor-jiggen and jiggen-goor in Senegambia – Fatima Seck

Activism contested: Examining discourses of Islam, Human Rights and “Indonesianness” among gender non-conforming groups in Indonesia – Wikke Jansen

The Present and Future of Trans Depathologization – Mauro Cabral Grinspan

18:00 – 19:00 Break

19.00 – 19.30 Drinks reception

19.30 – 20.30 Entertainment (Holly Schlott music, Nat Raha poetry)

20.30 – 21.00 Key note speaker Renata Carvalho

On being a transgender artist in Brazil under the Presidency of Jair Bolsonaro

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