Men In Place: (Trans)Masculinities, Race, and Space

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Miriam J Abelson, a person with short hair, two-tone vintage-style glasses, and a blue pinstripe business shirt with fine red dots, standing against a garden background. ARCSHS invites you to a research and practice seminar with Portland State University's A/Prof Miriam J. Abelson, on trans masculine perspectives of contemporary U.S. masculinities and their potentials for challenging and reinforcing broader hierarchies of race, sexuality, and gender.

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Date:
Wednesday 17 November 2021 04:00 pm until Wednesday 17 November 2021 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Dr Stephanie Lusby
S.Lusby@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Associate Professor Miriam J. Abelson
Type of Event:
Current Student: Undergraduate; Current Student: Postgraduate; Public Lecture; Public

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Masculinity is being critiqued, questioned, and reinterpreted for a new era. At the same time that transgender people face the promises and pitfalls of increased visibility, transgender men must navigate their lives in a social and political context where traditional masculinities may be less acceptable than in the past. Drawing from a large interview study with trans men across urban and rural areas in three regions of the United States, this talk maps changes in contemporary U.S. masculinities and their potentials for challenging and reinforcing broader hierarchies of race, sexuality, and gender. Through their stories of social interaction, we learn that competing demands shape trans men’s masculinities as they move in and out of the spaces and places of their everyday lives, bringing insight into the lives of this group of men and for masculinity more broadly.

About Associate Professor Miriam J. Abelson

Miriam J. Abelson is Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Portland State University. She received her doctorate in sociology from the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on the intersection of race, sexuality, and gender in rural and urban spaces, masculinities, and transgender and queer studies. Her book, Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America was published with the University of Minnesota Press. Other current projects include rural LGBTQ lives and right-wing movements in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, queer and trans youth coming of age experiences, and marginalized people’s access to urban public transit.

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