Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dr. Tey Meadow to present a talk on transgender children's parents and social institutions

Dr. Tey Meadow
Sociologist Tey Meadow will discuss her forthcoming book, an in-depth study of the first generation of parents actively and publicly affirming transgender identities in their children. She will discuss the ways individual parents come to understand that their young children are transgender, the ways they negotiate their child's gender with schools, religious institutions and the state, and what makes some families more vulnerable than others to violence, harassment and state intrusion.

Dr. Tey Meadow is an assistant professor of sociology and studies of women, gender and sexuality at Harvard University. Her talk at the Asterisk Trans* Conference on Saturday, February 28, 2015 is part of a track for trans* youth advocates.