MTHF16 – Day 2

This post was written on the traditional territory of the Coast and Strait Salish nations, with UVIC being the former site of the Lekwungen village.


Unfortunately I felt a bit drained all day today, so I didn’t attend as many sessions as I had yesterday. I instead spent some time wandering about UVIC and admiring the scenery and artwork that surrounded me. I was especially captivated, in this regard, by several serigraphs[1] made by Susan Point that can be found around UVIC.


A list of sessions/talks attended today:

  • Demitrios Psihopaidas: “The Importance of Cultural Research in Trans* Equality” ◊
  • Sonja Pei-Fen (SPF) Dale: “Translating Toransujendā — Making Japanese Transgender Identities Legible in English” ◊
  • matthew heinz: “Norming Abnormality: Discursive Constructions of Transmasculine Difference
  • Andrea Jenkins: “Developing an Oral History Project from the Ground Up: An overview of the Transgender Oral History Project at the Tretter Collection, at the University of Minnesota” ◊

I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s Founders Panel, but should probably try to get more sleep this time so I don’t burn out.



[1] Serigraphs, (wiki), are also known as silk screen prints.