Intro to Transgender Studies

Transgender studies is an emerging field within critical gender studies that attempts to analyze the discourses, social practices and hegemonic ideologies that create a transphobic culture within our society. As stated in the recent landmark TIME magainze cover, transgender rights is "America's next civil rights frontier [that is] poised to challenge deeply held cultural beliefs." The videos in this course serve merely as an intro; allowing trans activists to speak on behalf of their own rights, and giving an insight into the current debates that frame transgender rights discourse.