Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law (South End Press, 2011). A second edition with new material was published in 2015 by Duke University Press. Normal Life was published in Spanish by Bellaterra Press in 2016. (Read Chapter 2, “What’s Wrong with Rights?” in Mandarin here: 「權利」有什麼問題?)

Reviews of Normal Life:

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Queer Politics and Anti-Blackness, co-authored with Morgan Bassichis, in Queer Necropolitics, edited by Jin Haritaworn, Adi Kuntsman and Silvia Posocco, (2014).

Sex, Gender and War in the Age of Multicultural Imperialism, co-authored with Craig Willse, in QED: A Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking, (2014).

Too Queer to Be Square, in After Homosexual: The Legacies of Gay Liberation, edited by Carolyn D’Cruz and Mark Pendleton, (2014).

Intersectional Resistance and Law Reform, in Signs, (2013).

Under the Cover of Gay Rights, N.Y.U. Review of Law and Social Change, (2013).

Their Laws Will Never Make Us Safer, in Prisons Will Not Protect You (ed. Ryan Conrad) (AK Press 2012), Spanish translation by Morgan Ztardust.

The Only Way to End Racialized Gender Violence in Prisons is to End Prisons: A Response to Russell Robinson’s Masculinity As Prison, The Circuit, December 18, 2012.

Building an Abolitionist Trans & Queer Movement with Everything We’ve Got, in Captive Genders (ed. Eric Stanley and Nat Smith) (AK Press, 2011), (co-authored with Morgan Bassichis and Alex Lee) (Mandarin translation available here: 全力打造一個以廢除為目標的跨性/酷兒運動).

Notes Toward Racial and Gender Justice Ally Practice in Legal Academia,  in Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for women in Academia (eds. Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, Angela P. Harris, Carmen Gonzalez and Yolanda Niemann) (Utah University Press, 2012).

Laws as Tactics, 21 Colum. J. Gender & L. 442 (2011).

Be Professional!, 33 Harv. J. L. & Gender 71 (2010). (This article is a response to Bob Chang and Adrienne Davis’ article, “Making Up Is Hard to Do: Race/Gender/Sexual Orientation in the Law School Classroom,” 33 Harv. J. L. & Gender 1 (2010)).

Trans Law Reform Strategies, Co-Optation, and the Potential for Transformative Change, 30 Women’s Rights L. R. 288 (2009).

Trans Politics on a Neoliberal Landscape, 18 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 353 (2009).

Afterword, Exile and Pride by Eli Clare, 15th Anniversary Edition (2009).

Documenting Gender, 59 Hastings L. J. 731 (2008), awarded the 2008 Dukeminier Award and reprinted in UCLA Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law.

The Non-Profit Industrial Complex and Trans Resistance, Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC (December 2007) (co-authored with Rickke Mananzala).

Methodologies of Trans Resistance, in Blackwell Companion to LGBT/Q Studies (2007).

For Lovers and Fighters, in We Don’t Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists, ed. Melody Berger (2006). (Polish translation of this essay here. Spanish translation here.)

The Identity Victim, Symposium: Sex, Gender and Crime: The Politics of the State as Protector and Punisher, 7 Geo. J. Gender & L.  (2006).

Compliance is Gendered: Struggling for Gender Self-Determination in a Hostile Economy, in Transgender Rights: History, Politics and Law, eds. Paisley Currah, Shannon Minter, Richard Juang, (2006).

Mutilating Gender, in The Transgender Studies Reader, eds. Susan Stryker and Stephen Whittle (2006).

Freedom in a Regulatory State?: Lawrence, Marriage and Biopolitics, 11 Widener L. Rev. 309 (2005) (co-authored with Craig Willse).

Transecting the AcademyGLQ 10. 2 (2004): 240-53 (co-authored with Sel Wahng).

Fighting to Win, in That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation, ed. Matt Bernstein Sycamore, (2004).

Once More . . . with Feeling, in Inside Out: FTM and Beyond, ed. Morty Diamond, (2004).

My Memory and My Witness, in Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class, ed. Michelle Tea, (2004) (co-authored with Elisabeth Goldschmidt).

Resisting Medicine/Remodeling Gender, 18 Berkeley Women’s Law Journal 15 (2003) reprinted in Sexuality, Gender, and the Law, (2004) eds. William Eskridge and Nan Hunter.

Undeserving Addicts: SSI/SSD and the Penalties of Poverty, How. Scroll Soc. Just. L. Rev. 89 (2001).

Confronting the Limits of Gay Hate Crimes Activism: A Radical Critique, 21 Chicano-Latino L. Rev. 38(2000) (co-authored with Craig Willse).


Essays, Reviews, Interviews & Blog Posts

Interview with Dean Spade, Natalie Oswin, Society and Space, (2013).

A (Brief) Guide to Queer Youth Organizing, Avoiding Burn-Out, and Surviving, Interview by Suey Park, Youngist, (2013).

Review of Colin Dayan’s The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons, Journal of Legal Education (2013).

Dean Spade on Critical Trans Politics, Robert Nichols, Upping the Anti Number 14 (2012).

It’s So Queer to Give Away Money, Tikkun Magazine (2010).

Transpolitik är inte anti-diskriminering (Trans Politics Beyond Anti-Discrimination), Arena Magazine (Sweden) (2009).

White Knight, Left Turn Magazine (2009) (co-authored with Craig Willse).

Transformations, 31 Los Angeles Lawyer 34 (2008). (To read this article in Mandarin, click here: 跨性改造結構:三個不利跨性身分的迷思.)

Can You Hear Me Now?, with Colby Lenz, Enough (2007).

Dress to Kill, Fight to Win, LTTR 1. (2002).

Don’t Call Me, Makezine (2001)

Street Smart Column, Images: A Journal of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Vol. 1 (2000).

SexPanic!–Make the Connections, 5 Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review 3 (1998) (co-authored with Eva Pendleton).

Edited Volumes

The Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2010).  Transgender articles cluster co-edited with the SJSJ. Read the introduction here, an interview I introduced and conducted about trans people and Medicaid policy here, and an article by my colleagues at SRLP that I highly recommend here.

“The State We’re In: Locations of Coercion and Resistance in Trans Policy.” Co-Edited with Paisley Currah. Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC Vol. 4. No. 4 (December 2007) and Vol. 5, No. 1 (March 2008). Read the introduction to the first volume here and read the introduction to the second volume here.  The table of contents and some articles are here.

Dossier of essays marking the 30th Anniversary of the film Born in Flames, co-edited with Craig Willse, in Women and Performance (2013).

Policy Papers

Outing Age: A Working Paper on Policy Issues Facing GLBT Old People, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute (2000).