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The War on Drag (webinar event)

Wed May 3rd 2023, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Event Sponsor
Clayman Institute for Gender Research

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One of the more surprising aspects of recent Culture War battles are right wing attacks on drag performers, which have been rapidly codified into law and are frequently presented in tandem with legislative attacks on trans people, especially trans children. How, in the age of RuPaul’s Drag Race, has drag become a political lightning rod again? What exactly links attacks on the practice to attacks on trans rights and trans communities?

In this Clayman Conversation, leading scholars of gender and trans studies will discuss the political urgency of the moment, the historical dimensions of policing sexuality, gender, and race, and opportunities for intervention and disruption.

Speakers include the following: Marquis Bey, Moira Donegan (moderator), Jack Halberstam, Mark Joseph Stern, and Susan Stryker.

Email gender-email [at] (gender-email[at]stanford[dot]edu) with any questions. Photo by John Amis / AP Images, courtesy of Vidalia Anne Gentry.