With Perry Zurn and Teal Van Dyck
In this workshop, we map out a brief history of trans life at Hampshire College, situating that history in a larger narrative of trans life in the Pioneer Valley as well as the US. By attending to cycles of social change on campus initiated by trans students, staff, and faculty, we cultivate an appreciation for queer and trans people’s contribution to the college’s history and future. We will close with a collaborative and participatory reflection on the vibrancy and wisdom of trans practices of hope.
This workshop was presented as part of the 11th Annual Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference, in conjunction with Perry Zurn’s original trans history research project with collaborator Erich Pitcher.