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CLIC/GERC Summer Book Club

Plan ahead to join in the CLIC/GERC Summer Book Club this summer! RSVP by 5/10/21 to

Trans* In College 

  • By Z Nicolazzo
  • Facilitated by T Leeper and Allison Willingham
  • TUESDAYS from 3 - 4:30 pm - 6/1, 6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10
  • Zoom Link:

Offered in collaboration with the CLIC@JDHL (Center for Learning, Innovation and Collaboration) and the GERC (Gender Equity Resource Center)

All instructors, staff, and students are welcome to join - RSVP by 5/10/21 to – first come, first-filled. 

More information:

Throughout the Trans* In College book club, we will be exploring the experiences and understandings of trans, nonbinary, and gender variant college students. Along with reading and discussing this book, each meeting will aid in developing our own understandings of this topic through discussions, brief presentations, and conversation on how to apply learning from the book to our own lives and our campus. The overarching goal of moving through this book is to consider further ways of creating inclusive organizations, classrooms, and environments that support the well-being of trans, non-binary, and gender variant students and people. For anyone interested in joining us on this journey, know that we will be providing context for terms, definitions, and experiences as needed. There is no requirement for previous knowledge of trans identity or experience -- simply come and share in this community as you are. We realize everyone schedules are full and busy (especially during the summer) so commitment to attend all sessions is not required (though welcome) to join. Join us as your schedule allows.

Reading for meetings will be as follows:

    • June 1st: Introduction, Situating the Study, and Interlude: Introducing My Community (pp. 1-19)
    • June 15th: A Review of Trans*-Related Research and Interlude: Bruised By Data (pp.20-46)
    • June 29th: Gender Binary Discourse (pp. 47-75)
    • July 13th: Compulsory Heterogenderism and Resilience as a Verb (pp. 76-106)
    • July 27th: The (Tiring) Labor of Practicing Trans* Genders and A Constellation of Kinship Networks (pp. 107-136) 
    • August 10th: Interlude: An Ending Full of Beginnings and Implications (pp. 137-155)

This book is more academic-based in tone and word choice. That information said, the intent of this book club is more to focus on the communal aspect, knowledge, and relations we will build together rather than strictly reading the book cover-to-cover.

Once the RSVP closes, we’ll order physical books for each participant to keep and will have them ready for pick up at the JDHL library to complete readings before the first meeting on 6/1/21. You can preview the book through the JDHL now as well: :