Mina Hunt Burnside is an external PhD candidate at ICON, Utrecht University. Her research primarily deals with issues of gender registration from a trans theoretical standpoint. She is interested in how the state utilizes certain transgender narratives to forward its agenda and how these mobilizations often ignore trans subjectivity which is potentially evasive and counter discursive. Mina’s current project, “Gender Binding: A Deconstructive Analysis of State Transgender Registration Practices,” aims to increase our understanding of how transgender persons relate to the institutional and state systems of gender registration and attribution. This research grew out of her RMA thesis, which was an autoethnography analysis of the legal and medical impasses faced by her gender transition in different national contexts and their respective institutional structures. This project is supervised by prof. dr. Rosemarie Buikema, dr. Christine Quinan, and dr. Lorena Sosa. Before completing the RMA in Gender Studies at Utrecht University, Mina was involved in international education for seven years; she taught in Canada, Bangladesh, and South Korea. She received her education degree at Lakehead University, Canada, and her Honours Bachelor of Art from the University of Toronto in Classics, Philosophy, and Literary Studies.