Che Gossett

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Che Gossett
OccupationWriter and archivist
Known forqueer and transgender studies

Che Gossett is a trans femme writer, and archivist.[1] They have written extensively on black and trans visibility, black trans aesthetics,[2][3][4] racial capitalism,[5][6] and queer, trans and black radicalism, resistance and abolition.[7] Their writing has been published in Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility,[8] Death and Other Penalties: Continental Philosophers on Prisons and Capital Punishment,[9] Transgender Studies Reader,[10] The Scholar & Feminist Online,[11] Los Angeles Review of Books,[12] and Frieze.[13][14] Gossett has lectured and performed at The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum and A.I.R. Gallery.[15][16][17][18][19] They are currently an archivist[20] at the Barnard Center for Research on Women and a doctoral candidate in trans/gender studies at Rutgers University.

Gossett grew up in Massachusetts with their sibling, activist and filmmaker Tourmaline.[21]


  • Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award from the American Studies Association (2014)[22]
  • Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies from the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at the City University of New York (2014)[23]
  • Martin Duberman Research Scholar Award from the New York Public Library (2014)
  • 2017-2018 Queer Arts Mentor[24]


  1. ^ "Che Gossett". Che Gossett. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  2. ^ "Atlantic is a Sea of Bones: Black trans aesthetics and…". Visual AIDS. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  3. ^ "Che Gossett & Reina Gossett: Trans Archives, Trans Activism". Vimeo. 2014-11-26. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  4. ^ "Queering the Body | Makeup Musings with Che Gossett". Fluide. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  5. ^ "Che Gossett: Blackness, Animality, and the Unsovereign". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  6. ^ Hamburg, Stadtkuratorin (2016-07-04), Che Gossett, Entanglement: Racial Capitalism, Animality and Abolition, retrieved 2019-03-16
  7. ^ Ojeda-Sague, Gabriel (2017). Jin Haritaworn; Adi Kuntsman; Silvia Posocco (eds.). "Queers against Death". Journal of Modern Literature. 40 (3): 181–185. doi:10.2979/jmodelite.40.3.16. ISSN 0022-281X. JSTOR 10.2979/jmodelite.40.3.16.
  8. ^ Press, The MIT. "Trap Door". The MIT Press. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  9. ^ Stanley, Eric A.; Mitchell, Nick; Gossett, Che; Ben-Moshe, Liat (2015-04-01). Critical Theory, Queer Resistance, and the Ends of Capture. Fordham University Press. doi:10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.001.0001. ISBN 9780823266685.
  10. ^ "The Transgender Studies Reader 2: 1st Edition (Paperback) - Routledge". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  11. ^ "Reclaiming Our Lineage: Organized Queer, Gender-Nonconforming, and Transgender Resistance to Police Violence". S&F Online. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  12. ^ Gossett, Che. "Žižek's Trans/gender Trouble". Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  13. ^ "How Artist Bruce Nauman Plays at the Edges of the Human". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  14. ^ "'Photography Makes Me Look Within': a Tribute to Laura Aguilar (1959–2018)". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  15. ^ The Museum of Modern Art (2019-03-02), 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Art + Feminism | MoMA LIVE, retrieved 2019-03-16
  16. ^ "Talking Nauman | MoMA". The Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  17. ^ "Study Sessions: Che Gossett". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  18. ^ "Discussing the Realities and Risks of Transgender Visibility". Hyperallergic. 2018-02-08. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  19. ^ Steinhauer, Jillian (2018-08-22). "Review: A.I.R. Gallery Catches Up on Some Unfinished Business". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  20. ^ "Che Gossett". Che Gossett. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  21. ^ "Interview with Che and Reina Gossett". Mask Magazine. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  22. ^ Kuester, Cassidy (2018-01-31). "Award-winning author Che Gossett speaks at NMSU on challenging oppression". NMSU Round Up. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  23. ^ "Fellowships and Awards – CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  24. ^ "QAM 2017-2018 Bios". QUEER | ART. Retrieved 2019-03-16.