Outside the Gender Box: Trans People in Higher Education

To be published by SUNY Press

Edited by Genny Beemyn, Ph.D.

Students applying to college and new campus employees are immediately confronted by the lack of trans inclusiveness at most institutions when they fill out a form that asks them whether they are male or female. And this is just the start of negative experiences in higher education in the U.S. for many trans people. Outside the Gender Box will be the first anthology to focus on the experiences of binary and non-binary trans students, staff, and faculty.  The book will be divided into four sections:

–research on trans college students and first-person narratives of being a trans student.

–research on trans college staff and faculty and first-person narratives of being a trans staff or faculty member.

–case studies of how individual campuses have changed policies and practices to become more welcoming to and inclusive of trans people.

–intersectional analyses of the experiences of trans students, staff, and faculty who also experience marginalization in other ways, such as by being people of color, people with disabilities, and people of non-Christian faiths.

Completed articles of approximately 15-20 pages (5,000-7,500 words) should be submitted to genny@umass.edu. Contributors are welcomed to submit an abstract for review first, if desired.

For information about formatting and other manuscript guidelines, including copyright requirements and the preparation of tables, figures, and images, please see here.

Genny Beemyn, Ph.D., is the director of the Stonewall Center at UMass Amherst and the coordinator of Campus Pride’s Trans Policy Clearinghouse. Dr. Beemyn has written/edited many works in LGBTQ+ Studies.  They are the author of The Lives of Transgender People (with Sue Rankin; Columbia University Press, 2011); A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington, D.C. (Routledge, 2014); and Campus Queer: The Experiences and Needs of LGBTQ+ College Students (Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming).


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