Events Calendar

Anne Balay Talk: We are the trans in transportation

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 04:00pm - 06:00pm

"We are the trans in transportation": Links between Truck Driving and Queer Identity

An exploration of oral history & marginality

Anne Balay

(Haverford College)

October 25, 2018


Van Dyck 301

Author of Semi Queer: Stories of Gay, Trans, and Black Truckers (University of North Carolina Press, September 2018)

The working class is not white. Queer people are not prospering in the 21st century. Though most of us know this at some level, alternative ‘facts’ are still pervasive, shaping policy and activism. Using oral histories conducted with 66 truckers, Balay tells stories from a vast, yet somehow invisible, group of workers, shattering these myths.


Sponsored by the Public History Program in the Department of History, Rutgers New Brunswick


Flyer: Anne Balay Oct 25 2018 Oral History Talk.pdf