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Lecture: Being Trans

Thursday, April 16, 2015
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

The Rainbow Center's Out to Lunch Lecture Series continues the semester with a presentation by Alice Fairfield, entitled, "Being Trans."

What does it mean to be transgender? Just what is transgender anyway? Alice Fairfield has had to confront these questions over the course of her life. She’ll share some of the answers she’s found, and some of the questions that those answers have prompted. As it turns out, it’s complicated!

Alice Fairfield is an Electronic Resources Librarian and the Gender and Sexual Minorities Studies Librarian at UConn. When she’s not busy dealing with the never-ending stream of e-resource problems, she supports the research needs of anyone doing research in the interdisciplinary field of Gender and Sexual Minorities Studies. She’s also a member of the University Senate Diversity Committee.

She has a Bachelor’s in Astronomy from UMass, and a Master’s of Library Studies from Texas Woman’s University. She’s worked at UConn since January 2000. Her hobbies include the martial art aikido (she’s a nikyuu; 2nd degree student rank), roleplaying games, computer games, anime, science fiction, and is otherwise a fairly full-spectrum geek. And she’s a transgender woman and lesbian.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.

Contact:

rainbowcenter@uconn.edu

Rainbow Center (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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