Abigail C. Saguy

Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Saguy will explore how the legal principle of gender neutrality – i.e., that the state should not overtly discriminate based on gender – has advanced gender equality and how new understandings of “gender neutrality” are being used today to promote diverse forms of gender expression and a wider range of gender identities. To investigate these questions, Saguy draws on news media reporting, jurisprudence, and in-depth interviews with activists.


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