Keynote Address: Trans Law and Politics on a Neoliberal Landscape

I wrote “Keynote Address: Trans Law and Politics on a Neoliberal Landscape” in Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review in 2009. You can read it here. 

Trans Law and Politics on a Neoliberal Landscape

Abstract

These edited Keynote remarks from the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review Symposium on transgender law address how questions of law reform strategy relate to critical understandings of neoliberalism. The paper addresses questions of administrative governance, identity documentation, the relationship between law and social movements, and questions of economic and racial justice as applied to transgender politics.

Freedom in a Regulatory State?: Lawrence, Marriage and Biopolitics, with Craig Willse

I co-authored with Craig Willse “Freedom in a Regulatory State?: Lawrence, Marriage and Biopolitics” publisehd in Widener Law Review in 2005. You can read it here.

Abstract

This paper attempts to trace the links between the Lawrence v. Texas decision and campaigns for gay marriage rights in order to envision movements that seek justice for more than just the most racially and economically privileged lesbians and gay men. The authors outline the limits of the agenda represented by Lawrence and propose alternative modes for resisting the coercive regulation of sexuality, gender, and family formations.