Panel discussion: The State of Trans Studies in the 2020s

April 9, 2021 6:00 PM PT/9:00 PM ET

On April 7, five contributors to the new SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies shared their expert perspectives on the current state of trans studies and what we can expect for the field in the future. The panel was introduced by Genny Beemyn and moderated by Emily Skidmore, associate professor of history at Texas Tech University. It featured:

  • Marquis Bey, Assistant Professor, African American Studies and English, Northwestern University 
  • Aaron Devor, Founder, The Transgender Archives; Inaugural Chair in Transgender Studies; and Professor, Sociology, University of Victoria 
  • Julian Kevon Glover, Assistant Professor, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University 
  • Kristen Renn, Professor, Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education, Michigan State University 
  • Travers, Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University 

The event marked the publication of The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies, edited by Abbie Goldberg and Genny Beemyn. It was sponsored by the UMass Stonewall Center and Clark University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Co-sponsored by UMass Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies and the Five College Queer, Trans, and Sexuality Studies Certificate.

Watch the video, below. [1 hour 30 minutes]