From Caitlyn Jenner to Laverne Cox, transgender people have rapidly gained public visibility, contesting many basic assumptions about what gender and embodiment mean. The vibrant discipline of Trans Studies explores such challenges in depth, building on the insights of queer and feminist theory to raise provocative questions about the relationships among gender, sexuality, and accepted social norms. Trans Studies is an interdisciplinary essay collection, bringing together leading experts in this burgeoning field and offering insights about how transgender activism and scholarship might transform scholarship and public policy. Taking an intersectional approach, this theoretically sophisticated book deeply grounded in real-world concerns bridges the gaps between activism and academia by offering examples of cutting-edge activism, research, and pedagogy.
About the Author
YOLANDA MARTINEZ-SAN MIGUEL is a professor of Latino studies and comparative literature at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is the author of several books including From Lack to Excess: 'Minor' Readings of Colonial Latin American Literature and Coloniality of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-Colonial Migrations in a Pan-Caribbean Context. SARAH TOBIAS is the associate director of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University, where she serves as affiliate faculty in the Women's and Gender Studies Department in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous publications, including the book Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families.