cat haines

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I am a trans girl, dyke, academic, and artist currently pursing a Master's in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Regina on Treaty 4 Territory. My research focuses on transmisogyny, and my soon to be completed thesis Transmisogyny and the Abjection of Girlcock looks at how trans women are cast as dangerous and disgusting intruders in feminist and lesbian spaces, theory, and media.

My artistic practice centers an autotheoretical investigation into my surgically transitioned body, and interogates concepts such as the trans body, sexual and gendered difference, and the intersection of my identities as a dyke and a trans woman. I am particularly interested in how my body is read and consumed as a trans woman who has undergone bottom surgery, and how I can use my body to subvert cissexist feminist theory, or create new theory.