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Trans Literacy Project: Pedagogy Workshop on Teaching Feminist, Queer, and Trans Theory

  • 3907 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States (map)


  • Heath Fogg Davis (Political Science, Temple University; bio)

  • Jessa Lingel (Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania; bio)

  • Melissa Sanchez (English, University of Pennsylvania; bio)

The inaugural workshop in the Trans Literacy Project series brings together faculty in English, Communications, and Political Science to address dialogues and dissonances between feminist, queer and trans theory. In this workshop, graduate students and faculty will discuss strategies for designing syllabi that use texts from all three subfields to frame conversations about gender and sexuality across disciplines. Questions will include: how can trans literacy most effectively be a part of the feminist studies and queer studies classroom? How can texts from trans theory be incorporated into both cross-disciplinary and discipline-specific syllabi? What different approaches are there to sequencing and combining texts from feminist, queer and trans studies in the arc of a semester? What are some gender-inclusive approaches to teaching canonical, cis-normative texts from feminist and queer studies? This workshop will open with comments from each panelist, and leave lots of time for questions and discussion. Feel free to bring any questions you have, or to ask questions that occur during the event!

This event is part of the Trans Literacy Project, the Pedagogy Seminar Series, and the Beyond Free Speech and Safe Space Series of the program in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

The event is free and open to the public.


The LGBT Center at the University of Pennsylvania

3907 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

For more information about the Trans Literacy Project, visit