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Trans-Affirming Pedagogy

Facilitator: Davy Knittle, CETLI Graduate Fellow, English
Convener: Professor Jules Gill-Peterson, English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, University of Pittsburgh

This workshop invites conversation about how to support trans and gender non-conforming students, and how to design courses and material to address how racialized gender shapes life chances. We will focus on how to design trans-affirming syllabi and assignments in courses both primarily and secondarily concerned with feminist, queer, and trans studies. We’ll discuss how to introduce trans-affirming language in classes across the disciplines, and how to teach cisnormative content in a way that invites non-cisnormative discussion and inquiry. We will consider how to affirm students of all genders while focusing trans-affirming content on racialized gender as a system that unevenly affects all people. While this workshop is co-hosted by English, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, our conversation will focus on trans-affirming interdisciplinary teaching. Graduate students and faculty from all disciplines and programs are welcome to attend!

This workshop counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

Registrations are closed for this event

Thursday, January 28, 2021

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

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School of Arts & Sciences

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