University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Eric Plemons

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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 anthropology.

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Medicine & Body Politics
UA Assistant Professor of Anthropology Eric Plemons joins Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye to discuss medical approaches to the body and the broader social, political, and ethical issues that stem from surgery. Their expertise includes facial feminization surgeries for trans-women, cancer surgeries for cis, trans-, queer and non-binary individuals with BRCA mutations, and the religious and gendered issues around organ transplantation.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 140, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sherine Hamdy, Coleman Nye, Eric Plemons
Moderator: Sherine Hamdy

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, INSTOCK
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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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