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Empire and Eugenics: Trans Studies in the UK

Horbury, E; Yao, C; (2020) Empire and Eugenics: Trans Studies in the UK. Transgender Studies Quarterly , 7 (3) pp. 445-454. 10.1215/23289252-8553104. Green open access

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Abstract

This essay offers an overview of trans studies in the United Kingdom in the current climate of transphobia in both academia and the public sphere. This report outlines how trans-exclusionary radical feminist scholars have co-opted the language of victimization and academic freedom following proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act in 2018. The production of ignorance about trans issues and trans studies is a deliberate project abetted by the UK media even on the left. In response, the authors organized an interdisciplinary trans symposium to affirm trans lives and trans studies for students, scholars, and the wider community. The authors reflect on the successes and failures of the event in light of their institution's past as the origin of eugenics founded by Frances Galton and the broader scope of the legacies of the British empire.

Type: Article
Title: Empire and Eugenics: Trans Studies in the UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1215/23289252-8553104
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1215/23289252-8553104
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: eugenics, colonialism, empire, trans-exclusionary radical feminism (TERF), trans
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of English Lang and Literature
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10092420
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