Lecture: Hil Malatino: The Erickson Journals: Speculating the Trans 1970s, 31.05.2023, virtual space

Gender Studies Association Austria (ÖGGF) and the Inter*Trans_Non-Binary working group (Web)

Time: Wed., 31.05.2023, 18:00 (Vienna time)
Venue: virtual space

Reed Erickson was born in El Paso in Texas in 1917. Initially named Rita Alma Erickson, Erickson assigned female at birth and spent most of his early life in Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, Erickson attended Temple University and moved with his family to Baton Rouge in Louisiana resulting in a transfer to Louisiana State University. Erickson moved back to Philadelphia after graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering. In the early 1950s, Erickson returned to Baton Rouge, working in his family’s business before starting his own company making stadium seating, „Southern Seating“. In 1962, Erickson’s father passed away, leaving him the family business, which he successfully ran until 1969 when he sold it for 5 million dollars. Erickson founded the Erickson Educational Foundation (EEF) in 1964, a charitable foundation primarily created to support transgender, transsexual, and gender identity research and services.

The written estate of Reed Erickson is part of the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. Find more information about the „The Erickson (Reed L.) papers“ at the website (Web)

Hil Malatino is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a graduate certificate in Feminist Theory from Binghamton University. Prior to coming to Penn State, Hil Malatino was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University and Assistant Director and Lecturer in Women’s Studies at East Tennessee State University. (Web)

To get the ZOOM link contact Vitória Monteiro: office@oeggf.at

Source: Female-l