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B Lee Aultman

Lecturer in Political Science

B Lee Aultman (M.A., M.Phil.) teaches courses in American politics, queer and trans politics, theories of democracy, and theories of radical organization.

B is currently a PhD candidate in political theory at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Their dissertation examines the intersections of social theory, jurisprudence, political theory, and cultural memory of the archive to develop a phenomenology and epistemology of everyday trans political resistance. Their work appears in the peer-reviewed journals TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, and Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies. Their chapter on epistemic justice and trans politics, co-authored with Paisley Currah, appears in LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader (NYU Press).  “Reading the Signs: Trans Knowledge, Memory, and the Redemptive Critique of History“ will appear in the forthcoming volume of the peer-reviewed political science journal Politics, Groups, and Identities

B co-hosts a critical theory podcast, The Always Already Podcast, and blogs at Gender Strangers. B’s preferred pronouns are they/them.

Research Interests

Trans Politics, Political Theory, Gender Studies

Representative Courses

Radical Organizing; Queer Politics; Culture, Identity, and Behavior