Julian Gill-Peterson wins Lambda Literary Awards Prize in Transgender Nonfiction

Julian Gill-Peterson, assistant professor of English and GSWS affiliated faculty member, received top honors in the category of Transgender Nonfiction during the 31st Annual Lambda Literacy Awards in June. The awards, known as the “Lammys,” recognize the year’s best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature.


Gill-Peterson was nominated for their book Histories of the Transgender Child, which uncovers a previously unknown twentieth-century history when transgender children not only existed but preexisted the term transgender and its predecessors, playing a central role in the medicalization of trans people, and all sex and gender. Using a wealth of archival research from hospitals and clinics, Julian Gill-Peterson reconstructs the medicalization and racialization of children’s bodies.

This fall, Julian Gill-Peterson is slated to teach a special topics graduate seminar on Transgender Studies (GSWS 2240), and an undergraduate course on Queer and Transgender Literature (ENGLIT 0670), which also counts for GSWS elective credit.