Shondaland: Trans and Nonbinary Writers to Read on This National Transgender Day of Visibility and Beyond

How the “bad feelings” of trans experience inform trans survival and flourishingA leading voice in the theory and scholarship realms, Malatino is an assistant professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and philosophy at Penn State and the author of two previous books, Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience and Trans Care. His most recent book, Side Affects: On Being Trans and Feeling Bad About It, rejects the sanitized narratives of the moral and intellectual purity of transness meant to please the cis gaze. Instead, it delves into a conversation around the trans experience that acknowledges the reality of feeling fatigue, envy, burnout, numbness, and rage amid the ongoing onslaught of casual and structural transphobia as a way to map the emotional terrain of trans survival.

Full list at Shondaland. 

University of Minnesota Press Podcast


Art and Posthumanism: Cary Wolfe in conversation with Art after Nature series editors Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard.


Life in Plastic: Petrochemical fantasies and synthetic sensibilities, with Caren Irr, Lisa Swanstrom, Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, and Daniel Worden.


Live: A book launch for We Are Meant to Rise at Next Chapter Booksellers features Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, Douglas Kearney, Melissa Olson, Said Shaiye, and Kao Kalia Yang.