The Trans Doe Task Force participated in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) annual scientific meeting for the third year in a row, and our presence was stronger than ever.  Many attendees stated that they were specifically looking for TDTF’s presence at AAFS because they use our resources already or had attended previous presentations such as the ISU conference (TRANScending Jane and John Doe). Attendees with the most interest were anthropologists, medical examiners and students of all disciplines.

See our posts about previous AAFS presentations from TDTF:

2021: TDTF Presents at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting

2020: Collaborative Approaches in the Identification of Transgender and Gender Variant Decedents

This year, TDTF staff had a poster presentation during the Anthropology session at 11:30 AM to 1 PM Pacific (1:30 PM to 3 PM Eastern) on Wednesday, February 23. Also, a TDTF-Centered symposium entitled “Queered Science: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gender-Inclusive Research” took place at AAFS on Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific (6:30 to 8:30 Eastern) and was standing room only with somewhere around 180 attendees, not counting virtual attendance.  A symposium is a collection of presentations on a similar subject by a number of contributors; essentially, a miniature conference within a conference.  This two hour block of presentations were all on the topic of gender-inclusive methodology within anthropology. The symposium was opened with an introductory presentation and was concluded by a virtual discussant session.  The gender-diverse discussant panel included TDTF co-founder Anthony Redgrave and PhD students Jaxson Haug and Taylor Flaherty.  Attendees of the symposium were invited to attend an online meeting to take place at a later date for a more in depth discussion.

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