Trans experiences of a university campus in northern England

Graeme W. Mearns, Carl Bonner-Thompson, Peter Hopkins

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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 from the USA. This paper 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-494
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2019

Bibliographical note

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Mearns, GW, Bonner‐Thompson, C, Hopkins, P. Trans experiences of a university campus in northern England. Area. 2019; 00: 1– 7., which has been published in final form at 10.1111/area.12595. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.


  • feminist geographies
  • higher education
  • Northern England
  • qualitative interviews
  • trans geographies
  • university campus


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