Identities

Essays I’ve written about identity from sociological, critical-theoretic or philosophical perspectives, with a focus on race, gender, sexuality and disability. Some of these essays were written for various classes, but I’ve categorised them here to keep everything about identity in one place.

Essays

The Body Impolitic (May 2010). An analysis of how cultural constructions of the body interact with HIV/AIDS, with a particular focus on the experiences of people of colour and trans people.

The Social Self and Gender Identity (11 April 2013). An essay on how transgender people conceptualise their own identities and how others view the way they express their gender, drawing from the work of George Herbert Mead and Judith Butler.