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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Tait Sanders

Detrans Geographies: An Exploration of Detrans Borders and Belonging
23 NOV 2021
2.30 PM - 4.30 PM

Detrans/detransition are relatively recent phenomenon gaining attention within normative anti-trans narratives aiming to uphold recognisable constitutions of gender. Within these realist-based ontologies, detransition refers to individuals who ‘transition gender’ and ‘revert-back’ to the gender presumed at birth. Little understanding of detransition borders - how detransition occurs - its processes and gender trajectories, and what this means for how gender is experienced are known. This research, situated within a trans paradigm, aims to disrupt cisnormative knowledges of detrans/ition and explore how knowledges of detrans/ition are formed, how detransition is experienced and subsequently affects a sense of gendered embodiment and belonging. These unique insights into detrans knowledges will significantly extend trans scholarly discourse and create innovative ways of recognising and enacting detrans.

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