Thursday, February 18, 2021

Michael Thomas Taylor—Transatlantic Transgender Histories: Photography and Personal Networks

7:00 pm CET

This talk is based on a recent book Michael Thomas Taylor published together with three coauthors, Others of My Kind: Transatlantic Transgender Histories, accompanying the exhibition “TransTrans,” which was shown at the University of Calgary (2016) and the Schwules Museum in Berlin (2019—2020) and is slated to travel to the Amerikahaus in Munich in 2021. It traces a network of transgender individuals who shaped transgender history by sharing photos of themselves, in public and private, and examines how we tell these histories and present them today.

Michael Thomas Taylor works as a translator and editor in Berlin. Before coming to Berlin, he taught at the University of Calgary and at Reed College as an assistant, then associate professor of German and humanities. At Bard College Berlin, he teaches a course on the German public sphere. His scholarship has focused on gender and sexuality, including co-authored and edited volumes on the history of marriage in Germany and popular discourses of sexuality during the early twentieth century, along with two co-curated exhibitions bringing together art and scholarship and aimed at audiences beyond academia.


Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

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