Dean Spade

Dean Spade is an Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Law and founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit law collective that provides free legal services to transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people who are low-income and/or people of color. Professor Spade has a B.A. in Political Science/Women’s Studies from Barnard College and a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

His research addresses sexual orientation and gender identity law and law and social movements.

Representative Publications

Bassichis, Morgan, and Dean Spade. “Queer Politics and Anti-Blackness.” Queer Necropolitics (2014): 192-204

Spade, Dean. “Compliance is Gendered: Struggling for Gender Self-Determination in a Hostile Economy.” Transgender Rights, Paisley Currah, Richard Juang, Shannon Minter, eds (2006)

Willse, Craig, and Dean Spade. “Freedom in a Regulatory State: Lawrence, Marriage and Biopolitics.” Widener Law Review 11 (2004)

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