TMI: Giving an Account of a Trans Self
Kevin Jenkins, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral scholar of art education at Penn State University, where he teaches courses in teacher preparation, understanding the art experiences of children, youth, and adults, and the visual cultures of diverse populations with respect to concerns of social and political equity.
He earned his Ph.D. in Art Education (2018) at the University of North Texas. His dissertation, titled Dis/appearance, In/visibility and the Transitioning Body on Social Media: A Post-Qualitative & Multimodal Inquiry, earned the 2019 university-wide Toulouse Dissertation Award, in the Social Sciences division and was nominated for the National Art Education Association 2020 Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award in Art Education. At UNT, he also served as a teaching fellow (2014-2017) for pre-service art education courses in contemporary global art/artists and digital technologies in the art classroom.
He is an artivist, vlogger, curriculum designer and educator of trans experience whose research includes gender transition documentation as palimpsest and social media as an artistic space that serves as a pedagogical tool and a site for activism.