Paisley Currah

Political Science

Location: 3405 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x5306
Fax: 718.951.4833

Paisley Currah is the founding co-editor of Transgender Studies Quarterly , a new journal from Duke University Press. He co-edited Corpus: An Interdisciplinary Reader on Bodies and Knowledge(2011). He is also a co-editor of Transgender Rights (2006), the first comprehensive work on the transgender civil rights movement. Recent articles include: "Homonationalism, State Rationalities, and Sex Contradictions" (Theory & Event); "Securitizing Gender: Identity, Biometrics, and Gender Non-conforming Bodies at the Airport," co-authored with Tara Mulqueen (Social Research); "'We Won't Know Who You Are": Contesting Sex Designations on New York City Birth Certificates," co-authored with Lisa Jean Moore (Hypatia) and "The Transgender Rights Imaginary." His book, The United States of Sex (NYU, forthcoming) looks at contradictions in state definitions of sex. He has a blog at and many of his articles can be found on

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