in 2011, I was diagnosed with chronic transsexualism. The doctor did not actually term it ”chronic transsexualism.” It was a diagnosis of ”transsexualism” with a duration marked as ”chronic.” Such a diagnosis sounded dated even at that time. The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV), which was current then, used ”gender identity…
In conversation with Emmett Harsin Drager and Andrea Long Chu’s “After Trans Studies,” this collaborative essay also turns to questions of field formation and the ethos of trans studies. Situating the growth of the field in the material conditions of precarity under which trans knowledge workers work, the authors argue that trans studies can’t be…
This essay argues that certain print pornography featuring “crossdresser,” “transvestite,” and “transsexual” subjects was, counterintuitively, part of a distributed information and care network by and for US transfeminine people between the 1970s and 1990s.
Performing (Asian American Trans) Femme on RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dis/Orienting Racialized Gender, or, Performing Trans Femme of Color, Regardless
Lore/tta LeMaster and Michael Tristano, Jr. “Performing (Asian American Trans) Femme on RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dis/Orienting Racialized Gender, or, Performing Trans Femme of Color, Regardless.” Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/17513057.2021.1955143
Storying the Gender Binary in Sport: Narrative Motifs Among Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming Athletes
Alaina Zanin, Lore/tta LeMaster, Lucy Niess, and Haley Lucero. “Storying the Gender Binary in Sport: Narrative Motifs Among Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming Athletes.” Communication and Sport, https://doi.org/10.1177/21674795221148159.
B. LeMaster and Megan Stephenson. “Trans (Gender) Trouble.” The Future of Queer Communication, academic forum in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, vol. 18, no. 2, 2021, pp. 190-195. https://doi.org/10.1080/14791420.2021.1907851.
Trans Relational Ambivalences: A Critical Analysis of Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Relational (Un)Belonging in Sport Contexts
Lore/tta LeMaster, Alaina Zanin, Lucy Niess, and Haley Lucero. “Trans Relational Ambivalences: A Critical Analysis of Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Relational (Un)Belonging in Sport Contexts.” Women’s Studies in Communication, vol. 46, no. 1, 2023, pp. 42-64. https://doi.org/10.1080/07491409.2022.2156418.
Transing Dystopia: Constituting Trans Monstrosity, Performing Trans Rage in Torrey Peters’ Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones
B. LeMaster. “Transing Dystopia: Constituting Trans Monstrosity, Performing Trans Rage in Torrey Peters’ Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones.” Monstrosity, special issue of Popular Culture Studies Journal, vol. 6, no. 2-3, 2018, pp. 96-117. https://mpcaaca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/PopCultureJourn-Vol-6-2018-OCT-.jpg.
Unlearning Cisheteronormativity at the Intersections of Difference: Performing Queer Worldmaking through Collaged Relational Autoethnography
B. LeMaster, Danny Shultz, J. Nyla, Gray Bowers, and Rusty Rust. “Unlearning Cisheteronormativity at the Intersections of Difference: Performing Queer Worldmaking through Collaged Relational Autoethnography.” Text and Performance Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4, 2019, pp. 341-370. https://doi.org/10.1080/10462937.2019.1672885
Making whiteness visible: transgender, race and the paradoxes of in/visibility in Orlando (1928), The Passion of New Eve (1977) and Sacred Country (1992)
This essay aims to identify and examine a recurring but overlooked motif in twentieth-century literary representations of transgender: namely, the ways in which gender identity is achieved, confirmed or normalised through the construction of ‘others’ whose experiences – mediated through discourses of colonialism, Empire and race – render material for contrast, comparison or analogy. By…