SFU President's Faculty Lecture Series
President's Faculty Lecture:
Dr. Ann Travers
Transgender Kids at the Crossroads:
Impacts of Colonialism, Racism and Poverty
In recent years transgender children have gained visibility via mainstream and social media but the majority of these visible kids are white and relatively wealthy. Given the range of complex experiences trans kids are vulnerable to, it is crucial to situate transgender kids within broader relations of power and oppression, yet much existing scholarship tends to focus on relatively privileged, rather than socioeconomically marginal, children.
In this lecture, Travers will draw on critical race/assemblage theorizing from trans scholars of color and allies to outline the importance of an integrated anti-oppression approach for understanding and supporting more precarious transgender kids.
ABOUT DR. ANN TRAVERS
Dr. Ann Travers is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University. Their recent book, The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) Are Creating a Gender Revolution, situates trans kids in Canada and the US, white settler nations characterized by significant social inequality. They are also the Principal Investigator on a SSHRC Insight Grant titled “Gender Vectors of the GVA: Using video game technology to assess social safety nets for transgender and gender nonconforming children and youth in the Lower Mainland.” In addition to a central research focus on transgender children and youth, Dr. Travers has published extensively on the relationship between sport and social justice, with particular emphasis on the inclusion and exclusion of women, queer and trans people of all ages.
The Segal Graduate School of Business is located at 500 Granville St, and is a brief walk from both the Granville and Waterfront skytrain stations, along with numerous bus stops.
Parking & Bike Racks
Nearby paid parking is available at 443 Seymour St. Limited bike racks are available out front, with others closeby.
All floors within SFU Segal are wheelchair accessible.
Designated gender-neutral washrooms are located on the first floor.
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Registration opens at 6:30 PM and a post-event reception will follow.
500 Granville Street
We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the Unceded, Traditional, Ancestral Territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations.