Development of transgender rights subject of lecture

Dr. Jami Taylor, an assistant professor of political science and public administration at the University of Toledo, will be the featured speaker Friday, March 7, at the 2014 Paul D. Stewart Lectureship. Taylor’s lecture, titled “The Politics of Trans Rights,” starts at 2 p.m. in room 402 of the Drinko Library.

Taylor will explore the development of transgender rights as a concern in governance. She also will explore the policy and political environment for trans identities in the United States, as well as the historic tensions within the gay rights advocacy movement over transgender inclusion and more recent concerns within the LGBT movement over policy priorities. Opportunities and challenges facing the LGBT movement will be addressed in Taylor’s lecture.

Taylor conducts research related to LGBT rights and on public service motivation. Additionally, she and Donald Haider-Markel (University of Kansas) edited the forthcoming volume, Transgender Rights and Politics: Groups, Issue Framing, and Policy Adoption. This book, which focuses on the empirical study of transgender rights, politics and policy, will be published by the University of Michigan Press this summer.

Her visit  is sponsored by the Department of Political Science.