Mark S. Bonham Centre for
Sexual Diversity Studies

Ido Katri

Ido Katri is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty Of Law. Before coming to Toronto, Ido co-founded The Gila Project for Trans Empowerment, a grassroots action group and NGO, working to better the life chances of gender variant persons by emphasizing self-empowerment, exercising of legal rights, and demanding access to resources and opportunities. Ido also worked as Human rights litigant at Gisha- Center for Freedom of Movement, an NGO located in Tel-Aviv and devoted to securing the freedom of movement for residents of Gaza. His doctoral thesis, supervised by Brenda Cossman, is a legal ethnographic project aimed at documenting the current rise of trans political and legal demands through the voices of community members fighting intersectional exclusion, connecting legal discourses of gender, race and nationality. Ido’s work has been cited by courts, and is published and forthcoming in law journals, legal literature and in a queer theory anthology.