“Honor Our Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living”
Lecture by Visiting Professor Z Nicolazzo
Tuesday, September 19
Minsky Recital Hall
Free and open to the public
Amidst the peril and precarity of trans* people, we must come together to organize and keep each other safe. Author, educator, and activist, Z Nicolazzo examines the legacies of resistance, resilience, and love of trans* people, especially the trans* women of color who have all but been erased from what is now known as the “LGBT Rights Movement.”
Z Nicolazzo (pronouns: ze/hir) is an assistant professor in the Adult and Higher Education program, and a faculty associate in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, both at Northern Illinois University. Hir research focuses on mapping gender across college contexts, with a particular emphasis on affirmative and resilience-based research alongside trans* students. Ze has published on trans* college students in a variety of inter/national publication venues, including the Journal of College Student Development, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and the Journal of LGBT Youth. Ze has (co-)edited two special journal issues regarding trans* people in education – TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, 2(3) and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 30(3) – and has published a book on hir research with trans* collegians titled Trans* in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion, which was awarded the 2017 Publication of the Year from AERA’s Division J.