A Body of One's Own. A Trans* History of Argentina (1900-2012)

When and Where

Friday, March 11, 2022 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Online, Zoom


Patricio Simonetto


We are pleased to welcome Patricio Simonetto to our Department for a presentation of his upcoming book, A Body of One's Own. A Trans* History of Argentina (1900-2012) to be published by The University of Texas Press.

About the Presentation
A Body of One's Own places the making of trans* bodies in the core of Argentine history. By examining a wide range of primary sources, this book addresses vital topics, from the popular portrayal of people in gender transition to the homemade technologies with which they shaped their bodies, such as the self-injection of industrial silicone. The work analyses the experience of people’s body gender transformation and its decisive yet overlooked impact on the public discussion surrounding the formation of the nation-state and definitions of citizenship as embodied experiences.

About the Presenters
Dr. Patricio Simonetto is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University College London, Institute of the Americas. He is a Doctor in Social Sciences and Humanities by the Quilmes National University, Argentina. He is the author of Between Injury and Revolution. The Frente de Liberación Homosexual in Argentina (2017) and Money is Not Everything. The Purchase and Sale of Sex in 20th Century Argentina (2019).

Dr. Carlos Halaburda is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Toronto. He will serve as a discussant for this presentation.

Contact Information


Department of Spanish & Portuguese