B Lee Aultman is a PhD candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY. His proposed dissertation, entitled “The Epistemology of Transgender Political Resistance: Embodied Experience and the Practices of Everyday Life,” explores how the classificatory schemes of everyday life, including those of social and legal institutions, have distorted the political practices and identities of trans people. He hopes to contribute to the literature on epistemic justice and transgender rights by allowing transgender political actors to speak to their own gendered and sexed identities and lived experiences as political agents.
Aultman was Assistant Editor of The Politics of Sexuality (Greenwood, 2010), having contributed a number of articles to that volume regarding LGBT and gender issues. He was the Associate Editor of Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy and Activism: Persistent Challenges and Emerging Issues (Praeger, 2013). He has published in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide (Greenwood, 2010) and has also co-authored two book chapters about American politics in Importing Democracy: Ideas from Around the World to Reform and Revitalize American Politics and Government (Praeger, 2010). He has recently published a peer-reviewed keyword entry, “Cisgender,” in the inaugural issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (Duke 2014).