This fourth open-call, nonthemed issue TSQ 8, no. 1, like previous nonthemed issues, continues to demonstrate the breadth and growth of trans studies as a field. This issue was put together during a time of uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic slowed the process of peer review. The submissions to the open-call general issues continue to grow exponentially, as do the leadership and editorial direction of the journal. This issue features authors whose work engages topics within trans Latinx studies, the early modern period, trans necropolitics and hauntology, transfeminist sports studies, and the futurity of transgender and khwaja-sira in Pakistan. The essays in this general issue offer insight into diverse sites of inquiry that span geographical locations, body technologies, time periods, and genre.

Leading off this issue is Robb Hernández's essay, “Chasing Papi: A Study in Virulence and Virtuality.” The essay was originally...

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