UCL Institute of the Americas


Congratulations to Dr Patricio Simonetto on the publication of his new monograph

13 December 2023


A former Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the Institute of the Americas, Dr Patricio Simonetto, is now a  Lecturer in Gender and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. His new monograph A Body of One’s Own: A Trans History of Argentina will be available in January 2024.

A Body of One's Own explores how trans activists' challenges to the exclusionary effects of Argentina’s legal, cultural, social, and political cisgender order led to the passage of the Gender Identity Law in 2012. Analyzing the decisive yet overlooked impact of gender transformation in the formation of the nation-state, gender-belonging, and citizenship, this book ultimately shows that supposedly abstract struggles to define the shifting notions of "sex," citizenship, and nationhood are embodied material experiences..

Published by University of Texas Press


Image: Bookcover, University of Texas Press