Academia and gender politics

Gender identity and expression have long been of interest to scholars. The relationship between transgender people and academia has included some long-running conflicts, as some academic disciplines have been used as means of social control, causing harm to trans people.

Key areas of controversy

Biology

Genetics

Psychology

Sexology

Psychiatry

History

Trans and gender diverse academics

There have been many notable academics, public intellectuals, and thought leaders from our community in all fields of inquiry.

  • Ryka Aoki (literature)
  • Cameron Awkward-Rich (literature)
  • W. Meredith Bacon (political science)
  • Brigitte Baptiste (landscape ecology)
  • Alexandre Baril (social work)
  • Clara Barker (engineering)
  • Ben Barres (neuroscience)
  • Thomas Baty (law)
  • Oliver Baez Bendorf (literature)
  • Alexandra Billings (performing arts)
  • Jennifer Finney Boylan (literature)
  • Sara Davis Buechner (music)
  • Stephanie Burt (literature)
  • Meryn Cadell (performing arts)
  • Micha C√°rdenas (performing arts)
  • Sophie Grace Chappell (philosophy)
  • Ching-In Chen (literature)
  • Raewyn Connell (sociology)
  • Lynn Conway (engineering)
  • Barbara Nash (geology)
  • Cary Gabriel Costello (sociology)
  • Paisley Currah (political science & gender studies)
  • Aaron Devor (sociology)
  • JJ Eldridge (astrophysics)
  • Masha Gessen (literature)
  • Sarah Hennies (music)
  • Chase Joynt (gender studies)
  • Autumn Kent (mathematics)
  • Joy Ladin (literature)
  • Rachel Levine (pediatrics)
  • Finn Mackay (sociology)
  • Elke Mackenzie (botany)
  • Deirdre McCloskey (economics)
  • Elin McCready (linguistics)
  • Alice L. Miller (history)
  • sj Miller (education)
  • Angelo Madsen Minax (media)
  • Shannon Minter (law)
  • Micheline Montreuil (law)
  • Mo Moulton (history)
  • Pauli Murray (American studies)
  • Rebecca Oppenheimer (astrophysics)
  • Rachael Padman (physics)
  • A. W. Peet (physics)
  • Marcela Pini (psychology)
  • Kelli D. Potter (philosophy)
  • Talia Mae Bettcher (philosophy)
  • Megan Povey (physics)
  • Paul B. Preciado (philosophy)
  • Sabrina P. Ramet (Eastern European studies)
  • Joan Roughgarden (biology)
  • Trish Salah (literature)
  • Karissa Sanbonmatsu (biology)
  • Julia Serano (biology, gender studies)
  • C. Riley Snorton (gender studies)
  • Dean Spade (law)
  • Susan Stryker (history)
  • Sandy Stone (media and gender studies)
  • J.E. Sumerau (sociology)
  • Robyn Leigh Tanguay (biology)
  • Kerstin Thieme (music)
  • Jaimie Veale (psychology)
  • McKenzie Wark (media)
  • Penny Whetton (climatology)
  • Stephen Whittle (law)
  • Sophie Wilson (computer science)
  • Ayumi Yasutomi (economics)
  • Lal Zimman (linguistics)

Resources

Center for Applied Transgender Studies (appliedtransstudies.org)

Transgender Studies Quarterly (read.dukeupress.edu/tsq)

International Journal of Transgender Health (tandfonline.com/toc/wijt20/current)

Gender Medicine [2004-2012] (sciencedirect.com/journal/gender-medicine)

Williams Institute (williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu)

Harper Jean Tobin (hjtobinpolicy.com)