Paisley Currah

Political Science

Location: 3405 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5306
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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 and his articles can be found on He also 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.

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