B Lee-Harrison Aultman, Ph.D.

Bio: B (they/them/she/her) is a trans political theorist and educator. They received their doctorate from The Graduate Center, CUNY. Their teaching philosophy? The classroom ought to be held together by conversation and interdependent thought. This sense of the interdependent is derived from their research. Both her dissertation and book are situated where the borders of Trans Studies, Critical Theory, and Black Feminist Thought converge. Their book manuscript, The Trans Ordinary, is under contract with SUNY Press and is a survey of trans feminine narratives that redefine the everyday archives of transness. B’s research has appeared in various peer-reviewed journals such as TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, Wagadu: A Journal for Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies, The Journal of Narrative Politics, and Writing from Below. Other work appears in anthologies such as LGBTQ Studies: A Critical Reader (NYU), and encyclopedia collections such as The Oxford Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Politics and Policy, and The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies. Their most recent work concerns the cultural politics of nonnormative love in to appear in the anthology Futures of Cartoons Past: The Cultural Politics of X-Men: The Animated Series (Mississippi). Her poem, “A Mother’s Queer Art,” will be part of an anthology near the end of 2023 for the journal Beyond Queer Words. They currently teach at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Brooklyn College, the City University of New York.

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