Non-normative genders, the construction of gender, TV/film/media, the U.S. security state and queer bodies. The figure of the queer child/trans child
Elizabeth is a doctoral student in Cultural Studies. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts from Monmouth University. She holds a Masters degree in Business from Webster University, a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs-Latin American Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs-Strategy and Policy from the Naval War College, and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies-Women and Gender from George Mason University. Elizabeth’s previous research focused on Latinix transgender/gender non-conformance, asylum, vulnerability and resistance to deportation. She has also examined U.S. security state surveillance and the manufacturing and disciplining of gender deviance. Her most current project aims to examine the creation, circulation and uptake of transphobic discourse in Britain, its relationship to self-professed radical feminism, its impact on society and on legislation, and the resistance and self-advocacy of the British trans and gender queer community. Elizabeth is currently teaching Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights, Introduction to Women and Gender, and Global Representations of Women at George Mason University.