Gayle Salamon was a Fund for Reunion-Cotsen Fellow in LGBT Studies and member of the 2005-2008 Society of Fellows cohort. Her research interests include phenomenology, queer and trans theory, feminist philosophy, 20th-century continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, and disability studies. Her first book Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality (2010) was winner of the 2011 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies. Salamon's second monograph The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology was published in spring 2018. She received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.
She will discuss her most recent book The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia, and the centrality of interdisciplinarity to her research of the murder trial at its center.