Dylan Blackston

Dylan McCarthy Blackston is Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. He earned a PhD in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Arizona, a MA in Women’s Studies from Georgia State University, and a BFA from the University of Georgia. He has taught courses on gender studies, trans studies, sexuality studies, and queer and trans cinema and visual cultures at Georgia State, the University of Arizona, and Hamilton College, where he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. He is hard at work on his first book, Trans*plantations of Life: How Capital Makes and Changes Kinds, which examines the connections between trans aesthetics, regenerative medicine, and the transnational political economy of LGBTQ philanthropy. He is also working with co-editor Susan Stryker on an invited proposal for The Transgender Studies Reader, Revised 2nd Edition. He has published in Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. In the early 2000s, he was a co-founder of the Athens Boys Choir, a spokenword performance and education act signed to Daemon Records that toured the U.S. and Canada doing performances, workshops, and activism on trans/gender issues. 

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The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
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Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Rick Klima

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