I just received word that I will be presenting a paper in June at the Annual Conference of the National Women’s Studies Association. I’m not a big fan of academic writing as a genre (it’s boring to me), but I couldn’t pass up this chance to present with Joelle Ruby Ryan (the transwoman attacked by Alice Dreger). Joelle is a Point Foundation scholar who put together a great panel titled The Bailey Brouhaha: Community Members Speak Out on Resisting Transphobia and Sexism in Academia and Beyond. My presentation:
Fair comment, foul play: populist responses to J. Michael Bailey’s exploitative “controversies.”
Andrea James, MA, English (University of Chicago)
I’ll put up the abstract sometime soon, probably on tsroadmap. I like to keep things light here.