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Dean Spade

Dean Spade has been working to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He is a professor at the Seattle University School of Law.

Dean’s book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law was published by South End Press in 2011. A second edition with new writing was published in 2015 by Duke University Press. Bella Terra Press published a Spanish edition in 2016.

In 2015, Dean released a one-hour video documentary, Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!, which can be watched free online with English captions or subtitles in several languages.

Dean’s new book, Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the next)  was published by Verso Press in October 2020. It is also out (or forthcoming) in SpanishCzechGermanCatalanItalian, Thai, Korean, and Portuguese.

Other videos are available on this site, as well as many of Dean’s articlesinterviews,  book chapters, and syllabi.

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