In this talk, Kay Gabriel will discuss her essay "Gender as Accumulation Strategy," initially published in Invert journal in May 2020. The essay takes up and departs from the analysis presented in the Endnotes collective's "The Logic of Gender" (2013). Gabriel argues that the political and theoretical challenge for Marxists is to think about the instrumentalization of gender in the production of value while also recognizing the political stakes of pleasure in collective projects of gender liberation. Gabriel will also offer some thoughts on political alignments and developments that have taken place or intensified since the essay's publication.
Speaker Bio: Kay Gabriel is a poet and essayist. She's the co-editor of We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (Nightboat, 2020), and the author of two poetry collections: Kissing Other People or the House of Fame (Rosa Press, 2021), and A Queen in Bucks County (Nightboat, forthcoming 2022). She's an adjunct instructor at NYU and a member of UAW local 7902.