Paisley Currah

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Paisley Currah
Ph.D.
Born Ontario, Canada
Nationality United States
Occupation Professor, writer, editor
Board member of Transgender Studies Quarterly
Website brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/faculty/faculty_profile.jsp?faculty=223
Academic background
Education
Academic work
Institutions Brooklyn College

Paisley Currah is a professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.[1] He was born in Ontario, Canada, received a B.A. (Hons, First Class) from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario and an M.A and Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. He lives in Brooklyn.

Research[edit]

Currah is the coeditor, with Susan Stryker, of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, the first non-medical academic journal devoted to transgender issues, which began publication in 2014.[2] With Monica J. Casper, Currah co-edited Corpus: An Interdisciplinary Reader on Bodies and Knowledge, (Palgrave, 2011)[3] He also co-edited, with Shannon Minter and Richard Juang, Transgender Rights, (Minnesota 2006) which won the Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies[4] and was a finalist for the 2007 Lambda Literary Awards in the Transgender category.[5] Other publications articles include, "Securitizing Gender: Identity, Biometrics, and Transgender Bodies at the Airport," co-authored with Tara Mulqueen;[6] “‘We Won’t Know Who You Are’: Contesting Sex Designations on New York City Birth Certificates,” with Lisa Jean Moore;[7]“The Transgender Rights Imaginary”;[8] "Expecting Bodies: The Pregnant Man and Transgender Exclusion from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act."[9] He curated a "Symposium on the State of LGBT/Sexuality Studies in Political Science".[10] With Susan Stryker and Lisa Jean Moore, he edited “Trans-,” a special issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly (2008).[11] With Dean Spade, he edited, “The State We’re In: Locations of Consent and Coercion in Trans Policy,” two consecutive special issues of Sexuality Research and Social Policy (December 2007[12] and March 2008[13]). In 2002, he received Wayne F. Placek Award from the American Psychological Foundation. He is currently working on a book, The United States of Gender (forthcoming with NYU Press.)

Public policy and transgender rights advocacy[edit]

As a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute Currah has advocated for transgender rights at all levels of government. He also serves on the board of directors Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE), a new international organization.[14] He is a member of the advisory board of Human Rights Watch Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program. From January 2005-December 2006, he sat on the External Advisory Committee to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for the Amendment of Birth Certificates for Transgender Persons. From November 2004 to December 2005, he served on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee Transgender Subcommittee, New York City Human Resources Administration and in that capacity was a co-author of "Recommended Best Practices for Working With and Serving Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Employees and Clients." He was a co-founder of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, and helped draft the legislation to amend the New York City Human Rights Law to include discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression.[15] Along with Susan Stryker, he is the coeditor of Transgender Studies Quarterly, the first non-medical academic journal devoted to transgender issues, which began publication in 2014.[2]

Academic affiliations[edit]

Currah is professor of political science and women's & gender studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He served as the chair of the Department of Political Science from 2011-2014. He served as the Executive Director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York from 2003-2007.[16] Currah sits on the editorial boards of GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies,[17] Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Journal of Sexuality Research and Social Policy.[18] His service on advisory boards includes: LGBT Social Science and Public Policy Center at Hunter College; Biopolitics: Medicine, Health, and Technoscience in the 21st Century, a book series from New York University Press;[19] Sexuality and the Law, Social Science Research Network; International Resource Network, a project hosted at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies and funded by the Ford Foundation; the University Consortium on Sexuality Research and Training.

Works[edit]

  • Currah, Paisley (2009). "The Transgender Rights Imaginary". In Albertson Fineman, Martha; Jackson, Jack E.; Romero, Adam P. Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations. Ashgate Press. 
  • Currah, Paisley; Juang, Richard M; Price Minter, Shannon, eds. (2006). Transgender Rights. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brooklyn College | Faculty Details | Paisley Currah". Brooklyn.cuny.edu. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/05/27/duke-univ-press-debuts-academic-journal-transgender-studies
  3. ^ Currah, Paisley (2011). Corpus: An Interdisciplinary Reader on Bodies and Knowledge. New York: Palgrave McMillan. p. 240. ISBN 978-0-230-11380-0. 
  4. ^ "CLAGS Fellowship & Award Winners". Web.gc.cuny.edu. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  5. ^ Antonio Gonzalez (2006-04-30). "Lambda Literary Awards 2006". Lambdaliterary.org. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  6. ^ Currah, Paisley and Tara Mulqueen. (2011). "Securitizing Gender: Identity, Biometrics, and Transgender Bodies at the Airport." Social Research 78 (2): 557-606.
  7. ^ Currah, Paisley and Lisa Jean Moore. (2009). "'We Won't Know Who You Are': Contesting Sex Classifications on New York City Birth Certificate Policy." Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 24 (3).
  8. ^ Currah, Paisley. (2009). "The Transgender Rights Imaginary." In Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations, edited by Martha Albertson Fineman (Ashgate Press 2009).
  9. ^ Currah, Paisley. (2008). "Expecting Bodies: The Pregnant Man and Transgender Exclusion from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act." Women's Studies Quarterly 36 (3 & 4): 330-336.
  10. ^ Currah, Paisley. (2011). "Symposium on the State of LGBT/Sexuality Studies in Political Science." PS: Political Science & Politics 44 (1): 13-16.
  11. ^ Edited by Paisley Currah, Lisa Jean Moore & Susan Stryker (2010-05-25). "Trans". The Feminist Press. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  12. ^ Currah, Paisley and Dean Spade, guest co-editors. (2007). "The State We're In: Locations of Coercion and Resistance in Trans Policy, Part I." Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of National Sexuality Resource Center IV (iv). Articles in PDF available online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/g394548g3463/?p=130f9263c2af488a87cb5ff05c729f0e&pi=9
  13. ^ Currah, Paisley and Dean Spade, guest co-editors. (2008). "The State We're In: Locations of Coercion and Resistance in Trans Policy, Part II." Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of National Sexuality Resource Center V (i). Articles in PDF available online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/w17450340g47/?p=130f9263c2af488a87cb5ff05c729f0e&pi=8
  14. ^ "GATE - Global Advocates for Trans Equality". Globaltransadvocates.org. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  15. ^ "New York City Commission on Human Rights". Nyc.gov. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  16. ^ "CLAGSnews Archive". Web.gc.cuny.edu. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  17. ^ "GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies". Dukeupress.edu. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  18. ^ "Sexuality Research and Social Policy". Springer.com. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  19. ^ "Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, and Health in the Twenty-First Century". NYU Press. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 

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