Tristan Josephson discusses feminism, Trans Studies, and Trans/feminism. Josephson brings a social justice perspective to researching how the state classifies transgender immigrants in asylum law, marriage, citizenship, and immigrant detention. By taking a social justice approach to academic research, trans/feminist scholars provide helpful frameworks for thinking about how to challenge state violence and marginalization on the basis of gender, sexuality, race, and immigration status.
Tristan Josephson is Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at California State University, Sacramento.
Video production: Lena El-Gabalawy
Interviewer: Amanda Modell
Video Publication Date: 6/21/18