Dr. stef shuster discusses the role of transgender studies in the wider world of sociology

January 17, 2020

Dr. stef shuster, assistant professor of Sociology, published an essay "Carving Out a Niche or Finding a Place at the Table? The Sociology of Transgender Studies" in Contemporary Sociology and highlighted by the American Sociological Association's January newsletter.

The essay discusses the lack of disciplinary boundaries, methodological strategies and consensus on the definition of "transgender."

"Often subsumed within the sociology of gender studies, trans studies shares affinities with sexuality studies in that these areas of inquiry are treated as boutique topics reserved for the occasional sociology who might be interested in quirky areas," shuster wrote. "This provokes questions about what it might mean for generalist sociologists to embrace trans studies as something other than an off-beat topic."

See Dr. shuster's full essay at: