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Trans Literacy Project: Pedagogy Workshop on Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary

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


  • Jama Shelton (Social Work, Hunter College; bio)

  • Monica Kramer (French, University of Pennsylvania; bio)

  • Erin Cross (LGBT Center, University of Pennsylvania; bio)

Part of the Trans Literacy Project sponsored by the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women

How can we rethink the gender dynamics of the classroom? In what ways does the classroom space tend to exclude trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming populations, and how can we change this reality? Focusing on praxis, this pedagogy workshop aims to help instructors across all fields develop concrete strategies for gender inclusivity. The session will feature three panelists from different fields who will speak to their own experience teaching beyond the gender binary, offer techniques and suggestions, and then lead a discussion with the whole group in an interactive workshop format.

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