Queer and Trans Sports Studies

Subject code


Course Number



E. Rand

Course Long Title

Queer and Trans Sports Studies


This course brings queer studies and trans studies perspectives to sport, looking at practice, representation, discourse, and relations among them. Topics include the reach into the lives of all athletes of gender binarism and gender segregation; the regulation of transgender, gender nonconforming, and intersex athletes, including through the delineation of those categories, in the context of other discourses around human variation in sport; the roles of raced masculinities, femininities, heteronormativities, and homonormativities in the valuation of athleticism, athletes, and sports; and issues from pleasure to pink-washing. Recommended background: one course on the study of gender, sexuality, queer studies, trans studies, and/or sports studies.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC]

Writing Credit


Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(Africana: Gender)

INDS Program Relationship

IDGS - GSS Program

GEC This Course Belongs To