Selected Writing

Eli has many op-ed, model policy, and academic theory publications spanning a range of topics related to queer and transgender communities.
 
Note: This publications list only includes selected confirmed/publicly available writing. More to come soon!
 

Book Chapters
I Knew I Was a Girl at 8: Transitioning and Teenage Activism
Critical Perspectives on Gender Identity, Enslow Press – August 2016

Critical Self-Determination: Trans/Gender Identity Formation
Presented at the Trans*Studies Conference at University of Arizona – September 2016
The Emergence of Trans: Essays on Politics, Representation and Everyday Life – 2017 (upcoming)

Depathologizing Trans
The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Healthcare, Arsenal Pulp Press – November 2016 (link)

Rethinking Non/Binary
Letters for the Rest of Us, Columbia University Press – 2018 (forthcoming)

(Trans)forming Education: How Transgender Youth Are Leading the School Justice Movement
Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in Schools, Routledge – 2018 (forthcoming)

On the Visibility of Rural Trans Youth
Representing Rural Women – 2018 (forthcoming)

Suicide Commodities: Leelah Alcorn and Transgender Necropolitics
Suicidal Remains and Resistance – 2018 (forthcoming)

 
Journal Articles
Transgender Medicine: Depathologization, Organizing, and Practice
Journal of the Student National Medical Association – December 2014 (link)

Technologizing Gender: Trans Youth Activism on the Internet
Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies – 2018 (upcoming)

 
Op-Eds
Why Equality Is Toxic to the Transgender Movement
Medium – September 2015 (link)
Huffington Post – June 2016 (link)

How Mainstream Feminism Exploits Intersectionality
Feministing – March 2016 (link)

A Transgender Activist Refutes 5 Common Defenses of North Carolina’s Indefensible Anti-LGBTQ Law
Teen Vogue – May 2016 (link)

Why This Transgender 10-Year-Old Sat For The Pledge Of Allegiance
Huffington Post – September 2016 (link)

 
Policy
Model Admissions Policy for Transgender Students at Women’s Colleges
Trans Student Educational Resources – April 2015 (link)

Comprehensive Model Policy on Transgender Students for Four-Year Colleges and Universities
Co-authored with Harper Zacharias, Charlie Kerr, Mya Worrell, Landyn Pan, & Alex Sennello – Trans Student Educational Resources – November 2016 (link)

Comprehensive Model Policy on Transgender Students for Two-Year Colleges and Universities
Co-authored with Harper Zacharias, Charlie Kerr, Mya Worrell, Landyn Pan, & Alex Sennello – Trans Student Educational Resources – 2017 (upcoming)

Title IX: The Rights of Transgender Students
Trans Student Educational Resources – 2017 (upcoming)

 
Scholarly Conference Paper Presentations
The Suicide-Industrial Complex: Transgender Identity Capital in Contemporary Neoliberal Activist Mobilizations
Presented at the Queer Death, De(con)struction, and Contagion: Affective Rhythms in Interdisciplinary Studies conference at University of California, Merced – April 2016

Depathologizing Transgender Youth: Narratives of Identity Formation Under Contemporary Medicalization
Presented at the United States Professional Association on Transgender Health Scientific Conference at University of California, Los Angeles – February 2017

Narratives of Mortality: Interpellating Death into Transgender Bodies
Presented at The Stories We Tell: Forceful Discourses and the Veracity of Narrative(s) Conference at University of California, Merced – April 2017

Death in the Academy: Transgender Necropolitics, Commodity, and Higher Education
Presented at Pedagogies of Dissent: The Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Chicago, IL – November 2017 (forthcoming)

 



Presenting an essay at the inaugural Trans*Studies Conference in Tucson, Arizona