Cáel M. Keegan

Cael KeeganCáel M. Keegan is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies at Grand Valley State University. Keegan completed a doctorate in American Studies at the University of Buffalo.

His research examines queer and transgender popular culture, with an emphasis on how media forms express queer/transgender sensation. Keegan is the author of the book Lana and Lilly Wachowski: Sensing Transgender (University of Illinois Press, 2018) and has also published articles in Genders, Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Mediekultur, Spectator, and the Journal of Homosexuality. He is regularly interviewed by the media on issues related LGBTQ politics, culture, and art: Keegan appears in the Vice Guide to Film’s episode on “New Trans Cinema” and recently introduced The Matrix for its 20th anniversary screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Queer and Trans Caucus of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. His current book project, The Edge of the Real: Transgender Sensation and Its Forms, examines how transgender-authored popular culture has altered our common sense of “reality.”

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