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Toby Beauchamp

The spring series of QUEERtalks continues at Illinois State University with a focus on new scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of LGBTQA/queer studies, with speakers presenting innovative work.

The next presentation in the QUEERtalks series will be “On Bathrooms and Borders” at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, in LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute located in the Professional Development Annex at 205 S. Main St. The talk will be presented by Toby Beauchamp, assistant professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Beauchamp’s research focuses the critical lens of transgender studies on questions of state power, science, and technology, and on transnational flows of knowledge, bodies, and capital. His current book manuscript, Going Stealth: Transgender Politics and U.S. Surveillance Practices, examines state uses of surveillance and security mechanisms to regulate gendered and racialized populations within and across U.S. borders. He is also developing new research on the transnational production and circulation of synthetic hormones in relation to gender nonconformity.

This year’s sponsors of QUEERtalks are Illinois State’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Philosophy, Department of English, Department of Politics and Government, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Pride, and The League of Extraordinary Genders (TLEG).

For additional information, contact the Women’s and Gender Studies Office at (309) 438-2947.