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Transgender Studies & Cisgender Privilege

A beginner's guide to researching transgender issues and cisgender privilege using resources in the UO Libraries and elsewhere

How to Use this Guide

Use the menu bars on the left to find resources related to transgender issues, transphobia, and cisgender privilege, including books, journal articles, and manuscript collections available for use in the Knight Library's Special Collections and University Archives. 

For further assistance, ask at the Reference Desk or contact the Subject Specialist Librarian for your subject area.

A transgender symbol combining the male and female symbols, shading from pink to blue.

Image credit: "A TransGender-Symbol Plain3" (CC-BY-SA-2.5) from the Wikimedia Commons.

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Music and Dance Librarian

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Ann Shaffer
Pronouns: she/her/hers

I will be on sabbatical from May 16-September 16, 2024. During that time, please contact with music or dance research questions, or drop in at the Douglass Room for research help at the music desk Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm. If you need assistance related to room reservations or facilities in the Douglass Room, please contact Jimmy Murray at

I will be available for appointments again starting in Fall Term 2024.
Subjects: Dance, Music