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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Eric Plemons

Eric Plemons is a medical anthropologist and ethnographer whose research focuses on surgical practice and the production, circulation and application of expert knowledge on gendered bodies. Plemons' first book, "The Look of a Woman: Facial Feminization Surgery and the Aims of Trans-Medicine," examines Facial Feminization Surgery which is a series of bone and soft tissue reconstructive surgeries intended to feminize the faces of trans- women. "The Look of a Woman" was awarded the 2017 Ruth Benedict Prize for the year's best single-authored monograph on an LGBTQ theme in anthroplogy.

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The Look of a Woman: Facial Feminization Surgery and the Aims of Trans-Medicine
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Duke University Press
August 2017
ISBN 9780822369141
208 pages
$23.95, INSTORE
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Eric Plemons explores the ways in which facial feminization surgery is changing the ways in which trans- women are not only perceived of as women, but in the ways it is altering the project of surgical sex reassignment and the understandings of what sex means.

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