Welcome, I’m Eliza Steinbock, a scholar, educator and cultural critic based in The Netherlands. My work is fueled by a commitment to develop intersectional approaches to global visual cultures of marginalized identities andBlvd Festival Garden talk activism. On this home page you can quickly view my work or discuss a speaking engagement with me.

Nose around the site and learn about my research projects Vital Art: Transgender Portraiture as Visual Activism (2014-2018) and The Critical Visitor (2020-2025) consortium research on inclusion and accessibility within the heritage sector.

Check out my award-winning book Shimmering Images: Trans Cinema, Embodiment and the Aesthetics of Change (Duke UP, 2019), or the most recent news.

I hope that you find something here to pique your critical curiosity for bodies and art too.

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Background image: detail from © Hans Scheirl, “Transgenics #14”, 2010.

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Transgender Studies Quarterly

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