Articles :: Book Chapters :: Essays & Interviews :: Books
Aren Z. Aizura, “Communizing Care in The Left Hand of Darkness.” ADA: A Journal of Gender New Media and Technology 12 (2017).
“Feminine Transformations: Gender Reassignment Surgical Tourism in
Thailand.” Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness 28: 4 (2010), 1—20.
Aren Z. Aizura, “Where Health and Beauty Meet: femininity, cosmetic surgery and racialization in Thailand.” Asian Studies Review 33:3 (2009), 303—317.
Aren Z. Aizura, “Of Borders and Homes: The Imaginary Community of (Trans) Sexual Citizenship.” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 7:2 (2006), 289—309.
“Affective Vulnerability and Transgender Exceptionalism: Norma Ureiro in Transgression.” In Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel and Sarah Tobias (eds), Trans Studies: The Challenge to Hetero/Homo Normativities. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. 122-140.
Aren Z. Aizura, “Trans Feminine Value, Racialized Others, and the Limits of Necropolitics.” In Adi Kuntsman, Silvia Posocco, and Jin Haritaworn (eds), Queer Necropolitics. London: Routledge, 2014. 129-48.
“Transnational Transgender Rights and Immigration Law.” In A. Finn Enke (ed), Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012. 133-151.
“The Persistence of Transsexual Travel Narratives.” In Trystan Cotton (ed), Transgender Migrations: The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition. New York: Routledge, 2011. 139—156.
“The Romance of the Amazing Scalpel: ‘Race’, labour and affect in Thai gender reassignment clinics.” In Peter A. Jackson (ed), Queer Bangkok, (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011), 142—162.
Essays & Interviews
"On Chestfeeding." Mutha magazine, January 30 2019.
“The Time of the Contrack.” Forum on Angela Mitropoulos’s Contract and Contagion. Digital Labor Working Group, CUNY University. March 7, 2014.
Collaborative projects and special journal issues
I curated the Against the Day section in the July 2017 issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, entitled Unrecognizable, On Trans Recognition in 2017. This dossier collected short essays by Amanda Armstrong-Price, Nat Raha, and Eric A. Stanley. Read the introduction I wrote to the dossier here. (These are all open access; click on "PDF" to download the whole article.)
Aren Z. Aizura and Emmett Ramstad, “Ungilting the Gold Star Gay.” In Martin Joseph Ponce and Debra Moddelmog (eds), Samuel Steward and the Politics of the Erotic. Columbus: Ohio University Press, 2017.
In 2014 I co-edited a special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 1: 4 on Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary. I worked with five other co-editors to compile the issue and collectively write the issue Introduction. Read it here: Aren Z. Aizura, Trystan, Cotten, Carsten Balzer/Carla LaGata, Marcia Ochoa, and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, “Introduction.” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 1: 3 (2014), 308—319.
In that issue of TSQ I also curated a roundtable of scholars and activist on decolonizing trans. Read it here: Aren Z. Aizura, Tom Boellstorff, Mauro Cabral, Micha Cárdenas, Trystan Cotten, Kalanopia Young, and Eric A. Stanley. “Roundtable: Decolonizing Transgender.” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 1: 3 (2014), 419—439.
In 2013 Susan Stryker and I published the Transgender Studies Reader 2 (New York: Routledge). Comprised of 50 chapters, the TSR 2 collected new scholarship in trans studies new writing after 2006 when the previous Transgender Studies Reader appeared. This included 14 original chapters, as well as a bundle of previously published work. Read the introduction to the Transgender Studies Reader 2 here.