Trans-Affirming Pedagogy

Professor Jules Gill-Peterson, English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Jan 28 2021 : 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Online (register for Zoom link)
Davy Knittle, CTL Graduate Fellow, English

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 CTL Teaching Certificate. 

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