Interest in trans subjects in higher education is not new, with scholarship on trans students in particular now spanning almost three decades. What is new is the surge in trans authorship of this scholarship (Nicolazzo 2017). Once dominated by cisgender authors and predominantly written with cisgender readers in mind (Jourian 2020), this surge highlights and begins to address the limitations in the breadth and depth of the extant work. Genny Beemyn, the editor of Trans People in Higher Education, is a notable exception to the cis dominance in higher education scholarship—Beemyn's name has been showing up in reference lists and literature reviews for almost as long as higher education scholars have been writing about trans students. Their work holds a constant presence in both campus climate research and recommendations of best practices for trans inclusion in particular, in both trans-inclusive...
Trans as Subject and Reader in Higher Education
T.J. Jourian is an independent scholar and consultant with Trans*Formational Change. He writes on race, gender, and sexuality in higher education, with particular attention to masculinity, transness, and racialization; campus gender and sexuality centers and practitioners; and trans*ing constructs and methodologies.
T.J. Jourian; Trans as Subject and Reader in Higher Education. TSQ 1 February 2021; 8 (1): 135–140. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/23289252-8749694
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