Duke University Press will begin publishing the first non-medical journal dedicated to transgender studies in 2014. TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly will be edited by Susan Stryker, associate professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Arizona, and Paisley Currah, professor of political science at the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.
“TSQ will be instrumental in developing this growing and vibrant field and will advance the editorial mission of changing the way the world thinks about transgender issues,” Duke University Press said in a press release.
TSQ will explore the diversity of gender, sex, sexuality, embodiment and identity. The journal will focus on publishing interdisciplinary work from fields including cultural studies, political economy, art, health and sexuality studies.
A total of five issues are slated to be printed, each highlighting a different aspect of the transgender community. Topics of the first issues will include the cultural production of trans communities, transgender population studies, transgender biopolitics and problems of translating gender concepts and practices across linguistic communities.
The journal is being financed through a Kickstarter campaign, and as of today less than $1000 is needed to meet the $20,000 USD goal. Donate here.