Huffington Post
September 5, 2013

The University of Arizona, already home to one of the top graduate programs in women's and gender studies, has made a strong statement about the field of transgender studies: It's here to stay.

On Aug. 30, 2013, the institution quietly announced its intention to hire four tenure-track professors specifically dedicated to transgender studies within the next two years. In the same hiring call the institution stated its intention to establish a Center for Critical Studies of the Body and a graduate degree program in transgender studies. The university's LGBT Center already houses the editorial office of the groundbreakingTransgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ), forthcoming in 2014.