Shawna Lipton

Shawna Lipton is Assistant Professor and Chair of Critical Studies, a Critical Theory Master's Program, at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, Oregon. Shawna received a Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Theory from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is an educator, a public scholar, and a cultural critic. (10/19)

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A Normal Girl


A film by Shawna Lipton, 2019, 14 min, Color

Activist Pidgeon Pagonis was born intersex, not conforming to standard definitions of male or female, and experienced genital mutilation as a child. Now Pidgeon is fighting the medical establishment, seeking to end medically unnecessary surgeries and human rights abuses on intersex people in the United States and around the world. An estimated 1.5% of the…

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