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Friday, 15 December 2017 - Friday, 15 December 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UQ Location:
Social Sciences Building (St Lucia)
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Ms Ady Boreham
3365 6227
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Event Description

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sj Miller, Ph.D. - Deputy Director, Center for Research on Equity in Teacher Education | Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools
Research Associate Professor | New York University | Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Under the current proposed federal policy changes in Washington DC, threats against the transgender community are currently poised to sanction different forms of structural violence that will include economic, material, and social consequences.

These far-reaching consequences will legalize discrimination in schooling practices and have detrimental impacts on the psycho-social-emotional and academic lives for ALL transgender youth. Such changes not only endanger transgender students’ lives but in put in place policies that condone ridicule and exclusion.

This talk addresses these concerns and puts into practice how trans*+ is a neo-mediator for literacy learning and (un)learning across policies, practices and beliefs. It is a term with multiple facets—as a noun, prefix, verb, adverb, or adjective—and anchored to transgender identities. This presentation focuses on how its many uses can be embedded in classroom curriculum, pedagogy, and policy and how its spatialization can disrupt oppressive narratives while simultaneously reshaping, reframing, and recognizing identity expansiveness in and across different contexts. A hope for this work is that such shifts lead to (a)gender identity self-determination and justice.

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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