Upcoming and Recent Presentations

Upcoming Presentations

Recent Presentations

2017

Welcoming Trans Jews at the Mikveh.” MaCoM. Atlanta, GA. August 14, 2017.

‘How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?’: Transgender in Binary Religious Communities.” Congregation Beth Haverim. Atlanta, GA. August 15, 2017.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Gender Dysphoria.” Welcoming Communities Project. Jewish Family and Career Services. Atlanta, GA. August 16, 2017.

Shipwrecked with God.” Emmett O’Neal Library. Welcoming Communities Task Force. Birmingham, AL. August 16, 2017.

Helping Trans People Navigate a Binary Gender World.” Welcoming Communities Project. Jewish Family and Career Services. Atlanta, GA. August 17, 2017.

Identity as Story: Jewish American and Trans Identity.” Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Atlanta, GA. August 17, 2017.

 

2016

Oct 19  Lehigh University

Oct 16  Featured reader, Brattleboro Poetry Festival

Oct 13  Featured reader, Riverwood Poetry Series, West Hartford, CT

Sept 9, “In the Image of God, God Created Them: Toward Trans Theology.” Trans*Studies Conference, Tucson, AZ

Sept 9, “Transmigration: Becoming a Trans Poet.” Poetry Roundtable, Trans*Studies Conference, Tucson, AZ

June 25 Pride Shabbat Dvar Torah, Bnai Jeshurun, NYC

June 16 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

May 31 Paideia: The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden

May 13-14 Bnai Keshet, Montclair, NJ

May 5 Hadassah Brandeis Institute Conversations, Chicago

Apr 30 “Master/Mistress/Mystery: The Poetry of Gender  Non-Conformity” panel of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Salem, MA.

Apr 22 Emily Dickinson Homestead, Amherst, MA

Apr 20 Queens College Hillel, New York

Apr 6      New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Gender Dysphoria”

Apr 6      Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University,

“Understanding Gender Identities and Gender Transition”

Mar 13     Bowery Poetry Club, Reading with Fiona Wilson, New York City

Mar 2      Jewish Theological Society Lunch and Learn, New York City

Mar 2       Columbia University Hillel, New York City

Feb 11     In conversation with Rabbi David Ingber, Romemu, New York City

Feb 7        Jewish Women’s Archive poetry reading with Lesléa Newman

Jan 21       “Trans Theology.” Yeshivat Maharat, New York City

Jan 8       “Diving into the Wreck: Feminism and Trans Feminism.” 2016 Modern Language Association Convention panel on Trans Poetics and Feminism

Jan 7  “Through the Door of Life: Trans and Jewish.” Jewish Community of Austin. Austin, TX.

2015

Dec 11     White Plains, MA, Congregation Kol Ami, 8pm

Dec 6      Queens, NY, Israel Center for Conservative Judaism

Dec 3       Shelburne Falls, MA, Collected Poets Series, Poetry Reading, 7pm

Nov 20-1  Lexington, MA, Temple Emunah Keruv Scholar in Residence            “God, Gender, and Me” November 20                                                                          “`How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?’: Transgender in a Binary Jewish                     World” November 21

Nov 15 “Representing Transgender Experience in Poetry.” Transgender                       Poetry Seminar. Hunter College. NY, NY

Nov 14     “Ain’t I a Woman?” TEDX BeaconStreet, Boston, MA

Nov 9      National Council of Jewish Women – New York City

Nov 6       “Trans + Jewish = ?” Bowdoin College, Maine, 12:30pm

Nov 5       “`I am What I Will Be’: Meeting God at the Burning Bush of Becoming.” Colby College, Maine,
Nov 2       “Queer Spiritual Activism.” Queering Faith series, New York University, 7pm

Oct 27     Keshet-sponsored poetry reading with Lesléa Newman, New York City

“`I am What I Will Be’: Meeting God at the Burning Bush of Becoming.” U. of Connecticut, Stamford, October 20, 2015

Spiritual Autobiography Writing Workshop. U. of Connecticut, Stamford, October 20, 2015

We Pass for What We Are: Creating Language to Express Transgender Identities.” American Studies Colloquium. Reed College. Portland, OR. October 1, 2015.

Trans-Aware Teaching.” Center for Teaching and Learning. Reed College. Portland, OR. October 1, 30, 2015.

Growing Up Trans.” David R. Eddings Lecture. Reed College. Portland, OR. September 30, 2015.

“Transgender and Orthodox.” Bronfman Center for Jewish Jewish Student Life. New York University. New York, NY. September 8, 2015.

“Jewish and Transgender Identity.” Hadassah Brandeis Institute Internship Program. Brandeis University.
Waltham, MA. July 8, 2015.

“Meet Me at the Intersection of Jewish and Transgender Identity.” Collegiate Leadership Internship Program.
Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life. New York University. New York, NY. June 29, 2015.

“Invisible Family.” “Lived Lives: Personal Narratives in Non-Traditional Families” panel. The Changing
Face of the American Family: a Daylong Colloquium. Jewish Theological Seminary. New York, NY.
June 1, 2015.

“How We Become Real: The Making of Jewish and Transsexual Identities.” Grammars of Difference
and Coherence: Jewish Studies Through the Lens of Gender Studies. U. of Wisconsin (Milwaukee).
May 3, 2015.

“Second Genesis: The Transformation of Gender.” Keynote. Asanbe Diversity Symposium. Austin Peay
State University. Clarksville, TN. April 16, 2015.

“Trans Identities in Social and Institutional Spaces.” Panelist. Asanbe Diversity Symposium. Austin Peay
State University. Clarksville, TN. April 16, 2015.

“What Being Trans has Taught Me About Being Jewish, and What Being Jewish has Taught Me about
Being Trans.” Jewish Feminism Week. Barnard College of Columbia University. April 13, 2015.

“I am she as you are she as you are me and we are all together’: The Politics of Gender Identity at
Women’s Colleges.” Invited talk. Mount Holyoke College. April 1, 2015.

“Hormones and Embodiment.” Seminar. Mount Holyoke College. April 1, 2015.

“Collisions and Intersections of Identities.” Matters of Taste 2015. Jewish Community Day School.
Newton, MA. March 29, 2015.

Scholar-in-Residence. Congregation Kehillat Israel. Brookline, MA. March 27-28, 2015.
Talks: “Malachi’s Prophecy”; “Passover, Festival of Binaries”; “What Being Jewish Taught Me
about Being Transgender.”

“Trans Judaism.” Hunter Hillel. Hunter College. New York, NY. March 24, 2015.

“Emily Dickinson and Narrative.” With co-presenter Susan Snively. The Emily Dickinson Museum. Amherst, MA. March 20, 2015.

“TRANScribing: Gender Identity, Creativity, and Self Expression.” Panel reading and discussion. Mark
Twain House. Hartford, CT. March 18, 2015.

“Trans and Jewish Identities: a Conversation with Jeffrey Shoulson.” University of Connecticut.
Storrs, CT. March 12, 2015.

“Through the Door of Life: a conversation with Sylvia Barack Fishman.” Hadassah Brandeis Institute
Virtual Conversations series. Webcast. March 3, 2015.

“`For You Know the Soul of a Stranger’: Being an LGBTQ Jew in a Jewish Community.” Keynote.
Nehirim Student Leadership Conference. Boston University. Boston, MA. February 15, 2015.

“Standing Again at Sinai, Again: Feminism and Transgender Jews.” Meet Me at Sinai Day of Learning.
Bnai Jeshurun. New York, NY. February 8, 2015.

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