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Whose Chosenness Counts

April 30th, 2018

Tey Meadow. 2017. “Whose Chosenness Counts? The Always-Already Racialized Discourse of Trans*” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40(8): 1306-1311. The Jenner/Dolezal moment, while it appears to provide a neat comparative experiment in gender and racial classifications, is itself the artefact of an invisible, already racialized gender system. If we take this question at the heart of 


Child Transgender Studies Quarterly

April 30th, 2018

Tey Meadow. 2014. “Child” Transgender Studies Quarterly, 1(1-2): 57-59. A brief essay on the emergence of “the transgender child” as a social category.


Studying Each Other

April 30th, 2018

Tey Meadow. 2013. “Studying Each Other: On Agency, Constraint and Positionality in the Field.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 42(4): 466-481. In this article, I use examples from my ethnographic study of families with transgender and significantly gender nonconforming children to elaborate two features of the fieldwork dynamics endemic to most complex analyses of human life: 


Deep Down Where the Music Plays

April 30th, 2018

Tey Meadow. 2011. “Deep Down Where the Music Plays: How Parents Account for Childhood Gender Variance” Sexualities, 14(6): 725-747. Parents of gender variant children routinely negotiate their child’s gender with social institutions, from schools to churches to neighborhood associations. These interactions require that parent develop narratives about why their particular child violates gender norms. In this paper, I 


A Rose is a Rose

April 30th, 2018

Tey Meadow. 2010. “’A Rose is a Rose’: On the Production of Legal Gender Classifications” Gender & Society, 24(6): 814-837.  Gender is perhaps the most pervasive, fundamental, and universally accepted way we separate and categorize human beings. Yet in recent years, U.S. courts and administrative state agencies have confronted a growing challenge from individuals demanding to have 


New Slants on the Slippery Slope

April 30th, 2018

Judith Stacey and Tey Meadow. 2009. “New Slants on the Slippery Slope: The Politics of Polygamy and Gay Family Rights in South Africa and the United States.” Politics and Society, 37(2): 167-202. This article investigates the often cited and dismissed, but rarely examined, relationship between legalizing same-sex marriage and polygamy. Employing a comparative historical analysis of U.S.