Thomas Grant – “No quiero ser un hombre que no llora”

Date: 22/05/2023

Time: 17:00-18:00

Location: H401

Thomas is a student of the research master Latin American Studies at the University of Leiden. His research reflects his concerns regarding the bodily autonomy of trans individuals, despathologisation of trans healthcare, and the importance but also the risk of increased visibility. He has previously lived in Chile and written about the plurinational potential of a new constitution to recognise and build upon a divisive history. He now resides in Nijmegen where he concerns himself with the importance of community.



About his contribution:

In this presentation, Thomas will share insights from his recent field research in Cuba, looking at the testimonies of trans men to gain an understanding of how masculinity is understood by this group within their particular socio-historical and economic contexts. Of particular interest are the ways in which the legacy of Che Guevara’s “new man” and the UMAP work camps have impacted the hegemonic standard of masculinity, and if this interpretation is present in how trans men understand their own identity. 


Please note that this event is free, however, its capacity is limited – only via RSVP. If you wish to participate, please send an email to Micol Manunta mentioning your name and the number of people who wish to join.


Here’s a glimpse of the event!


Thomas Grant’s lecture and conversation took place in the frame of the activities organised for the SPEME partners visiting Amsterdam throughout the whole month of May. Click here to see the full programme.