If you thought it was possible to major in unemployment before, you ain’t seen nothing yet.If you were saddled with debt and left unemployed from an undergraduate degree in Women & Gender Studies, you can now add fuel to the fire and earn a masters degree in “Transgender Studies.” If there wasn’t a case against making college free before, we certainly have one now.
Via Campus Reform:The University of Arizona hopes to kick off the fall 2017 semester by offering a master’s degree in transgender studies.
According to Inside Higher Ed, 2013 marked the launch of UA’s Transgender Studies Initiative, in which the school “cluster-hired” transgender studies faculty, and 2014 saw the creation of a peer-reviewed journal discussing interdisciplinary transgender issues like transgender feminism, meaning the new degree program is just the latest development in a longer trend.
The initiative would’ve been launched years prior, if it weren’t for the racists launching it.“One reason why the search didn’t work the first year is that the three people who had been hired were all white, and we were really trying to prioritize hiring faculty of color,” Eric Plemons said, explaining why UA has only hired three of the four new staff members for the Transgender Studies Initiative so far.
UA’s announcement regarding the program comes just three months before “Trans*studies: An International Transdisciplinary Conference on Gender, Embodiment, and Sexuality,” a four-day conference at which scholars from around the world gather at UA to discuss transgender issues.
“For the keynotes, we tried to think about representing a variety of viewpoints,” said Plemons. “The only thing we didn’t want to do was overrepresent the perspective of medical practitioners, since there are already conferences that do that.”Yeah – suuurre that’s the reason why you don’t want the viewpoint of medical practitioners.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]