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Symposium: Trans and Intersex Rights in Health and Education – Discourse, Power and Possibility

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Location: S0.09 (Social Sciences Building)

How are trans and intersex lives defined, managed and contested in healthcare, education, and community settings?

This event will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss current research, practice and debates, with talks drawing on a range of social, clinical, and historical perspectives. It has been organised to celebrate the publication of Ruth Pearce’s new book, Understanding Trans Health.

The event will centre the insights of trans and intersex activists, researchers and practitioners, and include plenty of time for questions and discussion.

The symposium will feature talks by:

  • Dr Kate Nambiar: Kate is a medical doctor who works at Clinic T, a trans-specific sexual health centre based in Brighton. She will be presenting a talk entitled: By us, for us: Trans led healthcare in sexual health and beyond
  • Dr David Griffiths: David is an interdisciplinary researcher based in the Sociology Department at the University of Surrey. He will be talking about intersex politics in the UK during the 1960s/70s, and exploring intersections with developments in trans and gay rights and healthcare as well as the impact on the situation today.
  • Dr Alfrancio Dias: Alfrancio is a researcher based in the Department of Education of the Federal University of Sergipe (Brazil). He will discuss his work on the experiences of trans students in universities in Brazil.
  • and our keynote speaker, Dr Ruth Pearce, based in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. The title of Ruth’s talk will be The Gender Experts: Clinical Discourse and Becoming Trans.

This event is free and open to all, and refreshments will be provided.

We ask that participants book in advance to make sure we order the right amount of food and drink. You can book here.

Useful Information:

  • For information on getting to the University of Warwick, see here.
  • You can find a map of campus here. The lecture will take place in the Social Sciences building, which appears at the centre of the map.
  • The venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible, gender-neutral toilets nearby. If you face other access barriers or require more detailed accessibility information, please let us know so we can support your full participation.
  • We are unfortunately not able to offer childcare for this event, but babies and children are fully and warmly welcomed, and we will do our best to provide any amenities and adjustments necessary to support colleagues bringing babies or children.
  • If you have any questions or need special assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Elwyn (

This symposium is organised by the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, and the “Inequalities and Social Change” Research Cluster in the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick.

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