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Trans experiences of a university campus in northern England

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Graeme Mearns, Carl Bonner-Thompson, Professor Peter Hopkins



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2020.

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The spatial experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming ('trans') people continue to occupy the margins of geography, especially compared to the amount of work centred on lesbian and gay lives. Though research on trans geographies in educational and health settings is expanding, most literatures stem the U.S. This article shares findings from a study about the experiences of trans people who study and/or work on a specific university campus in northern England. Our findings demonstrate how particular spaces of the campus are generative of interactions which enable micro-aggressions and misrecognition.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Mearns GW, Bonner-Thompson C, Hopkins P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Area

Year: 2020

Volume: 52

Issue: 3

Pages: 488-494

Online publication date: 20/10/2019

Acceptance date: 16/10/2019

Date deposited: 21/10/2019

ISSN (print): 0004-0894

ISSN (electronic): 1475-4762

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1111/area.12595


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