This special issue performs a claim to trans futures—a claim that imagines the reconstructed social realities and worlds made possible through the materializing of trans times. Critical trans studies and trans political struggles intervene in the spatial-temporal orders that determine and regulate the borders of knowledge, life/death, embodiment, movement, and social value established to secure the heteropatriarchal white settler state, liberal civil society, and the territories of the national body. Trans studies and politics activate the multiple temporalities of body-mind-sense, social vitality, and memory embodied and imagined through gender by trans practices that exceed the spaces and times of the state, society, and nation. We use the term trans to recognize multiple embodiments, expressions, and identities of gender nonconformity and variance that surpass—and...

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