October Staff Picks: 100 Years of Trans Studies and Writing

Reading Room, Second Floor


"This year marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, held by many to be the proper beginning to the sympathetic academic study of queer identities. To celebrate and remember the queer scholars who paved the way (including many who laid down their lives in the pursuit of a more tolerant society), I put together this collection of literature - both academic and not - about being transgender. I hoped to make this collection a quiet rebuttal to the refrain that trans people are some new fad. In fact, we have a long and enduring history not just in the West but across the world. I tried to include the broadest cross-section of our experiences both across history and in the present day, with a broad spread of accessibility in reading level."

-- curator's statement


October Staff Picks is curated by Zach Moore, Library Services Associate, who served in political campaigns before coming to Teachers College, Columbia University.


Staff Picks is curated each month by the Gottesman Libraries' staff to highlight resources on educational topics and themes of special interest.



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Last Updated: 10:53 am, Thursday, Oct 10 , 2019