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Paisley Currah

Political Science

Location: 3405 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5306
Fax: 718.951.4833

Paisley Currah is the founding co-editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. 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, Not the United States of Sex (NYU, forthcoming) looks at contradictions in state definitions of sex. He has a blog at; his articles can be found on He also co-edited Corpus: An Interdisciplinary Reader on Bodies and Knowledge(2011). He is a co-editor of Transgender Rights (2006), the first comprehensive work on the transgender civil rights movement.

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