Given the exponential growth in scholarship about gender and sexuality, there is still a paucity of works dealing extensively with the complexities of trans studies. The book Trans Studies: The Challenge to Hetero/Homo Normativities, edited by Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel and Sarah Tobias and published in 2016, fits perfectly in this gap. This anthology stems from the trans studies lecture series organized by the editors and Aren Aizura in 2012–13 at Rutgers' Institute for Research on Women. Taken together, the essays engage in a rich interdisciplinary debate that deals with several political, theoretical, and methodological issues that are crucial for this field of study.

The thirteen chapters here are organized in five sections. The first section, “Gender Boundaries within Educational Spaces,” discusses how to create inclusive higher education environments for transgender people. This section interlocks academia and social policy with the intent...

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