Spotlight on library resource: Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ)

image of cover of Transgender Studies Quarterly journal with an empty room and broken stairwell in the background

The library has newly subscribed to Transgender studies quarterly (TSQ) from Duke University Press as of last year. We now have access to the complete journal online. In their own words, TSQ “publishes interdisciplinary work that explores the diversity of gender, sex, sexuality, embodiment, and identity in ways that have not been adequately addressed by feminist and queer scholarship.”

To highlight some of the great work in TSQ, here is a list of their most-read articles from 2020:

Transgender as a Humanitarian Category: The Case of Syrian Queer and Gender-Variant Refugees in Turkey
by Fadi Saleh

Trans Pornography: Mapping an Emerging Field
by Sophie Pezzutto and Lynn Comella

Before Trans Studies
by Cassius Adair, Cameron Awkward-Rich, and Amy Marvin

The Failures of SESTA/FOSTA: A Sex Worker Manifesto
by Valentina Mia

And if you’re new to field and looking for an introduction to the journal, these two articles are a great place to start:

Introduction: Trans* Studies Now
by Susan Stryker

We Got Issues: Toward a Black Trans*/Studies
by Treva Ellison; Kai M. Green; Matt Richardson; C. Riley Snorton

For all these and more, visit Transgender studies quarterly journal online here.

Kel R. Karpinski is the Gender & Sexuality Studies librarian.
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