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Sam Fernández

Researcher, trainer and activist in gender and diversity.

Sam Fernández has a degree in biology and has continued with further studies in medical anthropology and social research. She is a member of the Medical Anthropology Research Centre (MARC) at the Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona) and is presently researching into the role of gender and the emotions in medical attention given to intersexual people. She has recently coordinated the project “Participative Diagnosis of Problems in Sexual and Reproductive Health and the Right to Identity Presented by TLGBQI People in the Municipal Area of Madrid” (Madrid City Council, 2017). She has published several articles, among them “Genealogías trans(feministas) (Trans(feminist) Genealogies), which appears in the book Transfeminismos. Epistemes, fricciones y flujos (Txaleparta, 2012 – Transfeminisms: Epistemes, Frictions and Flows), and “Derechos sanitarios desde el reconocimiento de la diversidad. Alternativas a la violencia de la patologización de las identidades trans” (Health Rights Based on Recognition of Diversity: Alternatives to the Violence of Pathologising Trans Identities), which is included in the book El género desordenado (Disorderly Gender – Egales, 2010).

Update: 13 September 2018


Has participated in

A dialogue between Miquel Missé and Sam Fernández

Scrambling Gender: on Identity, Bodies, Medicine and Hormones