March 5 – Being a Gender: the Transgender Child and Changes in the Self
The Department of Sociology and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies are pleased to present a public lecture by Dr. Tey Meadow, a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton and soon-to-be Assistant Professor of Sociology and Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Harvard (July 2014).
WHAT: A lecture by Dr. Tey Meadow, Cotsen postdoctoral fellow at Princeton and upcoming Assistant Professor of Sociology and Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Harvard, July 2014
WHERE: Lillis 175
WHEN: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
ABOUT: Something about gender is changing. In this talk, Dr. Meadow examines the emergence of a new identity category, the transgender child, and the first generation of parents who actively support and empower extreme gender nonconformity in their children. While some see this as evidence that our social boundaries around gender difference are loosening, Dr. Meadow argues that these shifting boundaries are simultaneously becoming more intricately articulated and more deeply tied to and embedded within social institutions.