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date: 04 February 2023

Queer and Trans* of Color Critique, Decolonization, and Educationlocked

Queer and Trans* of Color Critique, Decolonization, and Educationlocked

  • Omi Salas-SantaCruzOmi Salas-SantaCruzUniversity of California Berkeley

Summary

The increase of transgender visibility and politics correlates with a renowned interest in gender equity in schools. The diversity of trans* and gender-expansive social identities, along with divergent conceptualizations of the meaning transing/trans*ing, ontology, identity, and embodiment, produces a wide range of ideal and pragmatic approaches to gender equity and justice in education. Fields and analytical frameworks that emerge from Decolonial Feminism, Queer Indigenous Studies, Queer of Color Critique in education, Jotería studies, and transgender studies in the United States have unique definitions, political commitments, and epistemological articulations to the meaning and purpose of transing/trans*ing. These divergent articulations of trans*ing often make projects of transgender equity and justice incommensurable to each other, or they converge at the various scalar aspects of equity design and implementation. By historicizing, or re-membering the rich body of decolonial modes of trans*ing bodies, knowledge, and selves, trans* of color critique in education research makes trans* justice possible by disrupting white-centric approaches to transgender inclusion that may fall short in the conceptualization of trans* justice and what makes a trans* livable life for queer and trans people of color.

Subjects

  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Education, Cultures, and Ethnicities
  • Educational Politics and Policy
  • Educational Theories and Philosophies
  • Education and Society
  • Education, Gender, and Sexualities

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