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Diversity and Inclusion

Exploring Madness and Transness With Jersey Cosantino

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March 25, 2024 at 5:00pm7:00pm EDT

Schine Student Center, 132

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Join the Disability Cultural Center and the LGBTQ Resource Center for an interactive conversation about identity and the intersections of Mad Studies and trans studies with Jersey Cosantino! Let’s explore where we fit into this world and this campus, and how to bring out full selves into spaces with our shared identities.

Jersey Cosantino is a Ph.D. student at Syracuse University and an Intergroup Dialogue facilitator. Utilizing disability and transformative justice frameworks, their research centers the experiences and subjectivities of Mad, neurodivergent, trans, nonbinary and gender non-conforming individuals. Through oral history and autoethnography, Jersey seeks to construct Mad trans archives that create pathways and portals to Mad trans futures. Using Mad trans methodologies that challenge sanism, ableism and transmisia, Jersey’s research confronts medical model discourses and the pathologizing gaze of the psychiatric industrial complex. Jersey identifies as Mad, neurodivergent, queer, trans and nonbinary, and is white with education and citizenship privilege.

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This event was first published on February 23, 2024 and last updated on March 19, 2024.

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