Trans Encyclopedia Breaks Ground

A new publication, the SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies, promises to be the first encyclopedia in the field. The work comes in two volumes, and offers more than 300 entries that takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to examining discrimination, correcting misconceptions, and increasing trans awareness.

The editors are Dr. Abbie Goldberg, professor of psychology and director of women's and gender studies Clark University; and Dr. Genny Beemyn, director of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s Stonewall Center, the coordinator of Campus Pride’s Trans Policy Clearinghouse, and the cochair of International Pronouns Day.

“Importantly, this book is for trans individuals who are seeking a resource where they are at the center of thinking, theorizing, and research, instead of at the margins," Beemyn said.

Goldberg added: “We are hopeful scholars will read and incorporate the information into their thinking, writing, and teaching and that policymakers and activists draw on the many important topics in this encyclopedia as the basis for their transformative work.” 

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