Professor J. Jack Halberstam from the Columbia University visited our CoreKin workshop, and gave a public talk at the end of May 2017 at the Helsinki University. The CoreKin Team was mostly delighted to host these events, partly organised together with the SKY Doctoral Programme in Gender, Culture and Society.
“Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variance” was the titled of Professor Halberstam’s lecture, based on a chapter from a forthcoming book. The event was open for public and attracted a full room of more than 70 people from all generations of academics and also many young people outside of the academy. What an interesting intellectual get-together, thus! The one hour talk created a base for an intense and lively discussion around the contemporary issues around trans*kin and trans politics.
We are extremely grateful for Professor J. Jack Halberstam for accepting our invitation from the CreKin Team and the Gender Studies unit in Helsinki University and to share the unique expertise on queer kinship and trans* issues with us!