Bio


Maxe Crandall is a Lecturer in the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stanford University. Maxe works in the intersections of transgender studies and experimental poetics and performance. His current project is a critical biography of Gertrude Stein titled Gertrude Stein and Men. His novel about AIDS archives, The Nancy Reagan Collection, will be out early next year from Futurepoem Books.

His play Together Men Make Paradigms (Yo-Yo Labs 2014) was a finalist for the Leslie Scalapino Award. Additional creative work includes the play Underwater Wedding, the poetry chapbook Emoji for Cher Heart (Belladonna 2015), and poetry and essays in SFMOMA's Open Space, Jacket2, the Recluse, Troubling the Line, and The Brooklyn Poets Anthology. Recent academic publications include "Symptom" (Women & Performance) and "Moving Transgender Histories" (TSQ) co-authored with Selby W. Schwartz.

Prior to Stanford, Maxe developed and co-directed the program Readings in Gender and Sexuality in the Undergraduate Writing Program at Columbia University (2012-2015). Previous academic appointments include Assistant Professor in English at Temple University (2010-2012), and the Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Georgia Institute of Technology (2007-2010). Maxe holds a PhD in English and Gender Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Honors & Awards


  • Emerge-Surface-Be Fellowship, The Poetry Project (2014)
  • Emerging Poets Fellowship, Poets House (2014)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


transgender studies, poetics and performance

All Publications


  • PolySensorium Tells Your Fortune An Action Art Object TSQ-TRANSGENDER STUDIES QUARTERLY Carter, J., George, D., Crandall, M., Schwartz, S., Ozma, Z. 2018; 5 (1): 143–47
  • Moving Transgender Histories: Sean Dorsey's Trans Archival Practice TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly Schwartz, S. W., Crandall, M. 2015; 2 (4)

    View details for DOI 10.1215/23289252-3151493