Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kirby 104
Dean Spade

Dean Spade is an Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Law. He teaches Administrative Law, Poverty Law, and Law and Social Movements.  Prior to joining the faculty of Seattle University, Dean was a Williams Institute Law Teaching Fellow at UCLA Law School and Harvard Law School, teaching classes related to sexual orientation and gender identity law and law and social movements.

In 2002, Dean founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit law collective that provides free legal services to transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people who are low-income and/or people of color. SRLP also engages in litigation, policy reform and public education on issues affecting these communities and operates on a collective governance model, prioritizing the governance and leadership of trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming people of color.

From 2012 to 2014 Dean was a fellow in the “Engaging Tradition” project at Columbia Law School.  His book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law was published in 2011. In 2016, Dean Spade was the recipient of the 2016 Kessler Award from CUNY. 



Sponsored by: 
Women and Gender Studies Program, Department of English, The Provost Office, Department of Government and Law, Department of Biology, Skillman Library, Department of Intercultural Development

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Megan Fernandes