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Jeanne Vaccaro is a writer, curator, and teacher whose work explores the intersection of aesthetics and the history and theory of trans and queer life. Her book in process, Handmade: Feelings and Textures of Transgender, considers the felt labor of making identity and was awarded the Arts Writers Grant by Creative Capital | the Andy Warhol Foundation. Jeanne is a Queer|Art curatorial fellow, and with Stamatina Gregory has organized the exhibitions Bring Your Own Body: transgender between archives and aesthetics, Reading Room: the feminist art of self-help, Tuesday Smilie: the Right Brain of Darkness, and CURRICULUM: spaces of learning and unlearning. With Joan Lubin she is co-curating Adjuvant, an exhibition on AIDS architectures, for the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in 2021. Jeanne is the co-founder of the NYC Trans Oral History Project, a community partnership with the New York Public Library. She received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University.