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Jules Gill-Peterson

Associate Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University

Jules Gill-Peterson is a scholar of transgender history and the history of sexuality, focusing on racial histories of sex, gender, and trans embodiment spanning both institutional and vernacular science and medicine.

Gill-Peterson is the author of Histories of the Transgender Child (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), recipient of a Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction and the Children’s Literature Association Book Award. The book was the first to challenge the myth that transgender children are a new phenomenon in the twenty-first century.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, University of Pittsburgh