LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — On the heels of the announcement of a transgender studies degree program at the University of Arizona last month, word comes of the establishment a chair of transgender studies at a Canadian university.
This research position at the University of Victoria in British Columbia is being funded by trans woman Jennifer Pritzker, a Chicago billionaire. Pritzker’s foundation will fund two million dollars and Aaron Devor, a sociologist studying trans issues for 30 yearsm was named to the chair.
Devor: “Far too many trans and gender-nonconforming people still live in poverty and fear. As the inaugural chair, I will act as a resource locally and internationally for those needing information for their own research or for policy development, as well as building linkages between community-based and academic scholars working in transgender studies.”
Pritzker, who is a veteran, previously funded a study that is helping lift the ban on transgender military service.
In December, Susan Stryker of the University of Arizona Institute for LGBT Studies said a transgender studies degree program is being developed and would start this year.
All things transgender is more and more becoming a subject of serious study in academia. Just the thing to deflate trans deniers on the right!
Pritzker military study: https://lexiecannes.com/2014/03/14/allowing-trans-personnel-in-u-s-military-finally-getting-serious-traction/
Susan Striker: https://lexiecannes.com/2015/12/18/trans-science-anti-trans-reparative-center-closed-ua-to-offer-trans-studies-program-new-trans-studies/
Jennifer Pritzker: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-transgender-studies-chair-pritzker-donation-met-20160119-story.html
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Categories: Transgender, Transsexual, Trans
This is huge! Thank you!
She is a natural leader