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






Trans and gender diverse academics

There have been many notable academics, public intellectuals, and thought leaders from our community in all fields of inquiry. Below are some resources on academic issues related to trans people.

Center for Applied Transgender Studies (

Transgender Studies Quarterly (

International Journal of Transgender Health (

Gender Medicine [2004-2012] (

Williams Institute (

Harper Jean Tobin (