My name is B Lee Aultman. I am a political theorist with specializations in women’s and gender studies. I earned my Ph.D. (2018) in Political Science from The Graduate Center, CUNY. My dissertation, Feeling as Knowing, was a multidisciplinary study of the ways in which ordinary affect and self-knowledge assemble and found the narrative accounts of gender nonnormativity. My book, A Politics of the Trans Ordinary: Narrative, Survival, and Gender Nonnormativity (Forthcoming, SUNY Press) examines the affects of survivability in ordinary life as represented in the personal narrative of trans communities.
My areas of interest emphasize trans studies, Black feminist studies, affect theory, phenomenology, and Marxism.