Where possible I have uploaded open access versions of my articles and reports. Click on the links for more information and/or free PDFs.


Vincent, B., Erikainen, S., & Pearce, R. (2020) TERF Wars: Feminism and the fight for transgender futures. London: SAGE.

Pearce, R., Moon, I., Gupta K. and Steinberg, D.L. eds. (2020) The Emergence of Trans: Cultures, Politics and Everyday Lives. Abingdon: Routledge.

Pearce, R. (2018) Understanding Trans Health: Discourse, Power and Possibility. Bristol: Policy Press.

Journal Articles

Riggs, D.W., Pearce, R., Pfeffer, C., Hines, S., White, F.R., & Ruspini, E. (forthcoming, 2020) ‘Men, trans/masculine, and non-binary people’s experiences of pregnancy loss: An international qualitative study, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. Accepted for publication.

Riggs, D.W., Pfeffer, C., Pearce, R., Hines, S., & White, F.R. (forthcoming, 2020) ‘Men, trans/masculine, and non-binary people negotiating conception: Normative resistance and inventive pragmatism’, International Journal of Transgender Health. Accepted for publication.

Pearce, R., Erikainen, S., & Vincent, B. (2020) ‘TERF Wars: An Introduction’, The Sociological Review, 68(4): 677-698.

Pearce, R., Erikainen, S., & Vincent, B. (2020) ‘Afterword: TERF wars in the time of Covid-19’, The Sociological Review, 68(4): 882-888.

Pearce, R. (2020) ‘A Methodology for the Marginalised: Surviving Oppression and Traumatic Fieldwork in the Neoliberal Academy’, Sociology, 54(4): 806-824.
Note: this article includes extensive discussion of suicide.

Riggs, D.W., Pearce, R., Pfeffer, C., Hines, S., White, F.R., & Ruspini, E. (2019) ‘Transnormativity in the psy disciplines: Constructing pathology in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual and Standards of Care’, American Psychologist, 74(8): 912-924.

Pearce, R. and White, F.R. (2019) ‘Beyond the pregnant man: representing trans pregnancy in A Deal With The Universe’, Feminist Media Studies, 19(5): 764-767.

Tzanakou, C. and Pearce, R. (2019) ‘Moderate feminism within or against the neoliberal university? The example of Athena SWAN’, Gender, Work & Organization, 26(8): 1191-1211.

Pearce, R. and Lohman, K. (2019) ‘De/constructing DIY identities in a trans music scene’, Sexualities, 22(1-2): 97-113.

Pearce, R., Steinberg, D.L., and Moon, I. (2019) ‘Introduction: The Emergence of Trans’, Sexualities, 22(1-2): 3-12.

Adams, N., Pearce, R., Veale, J., Radix, A., Castro, D., Sarkar, A., and Thom, K.C. (2017) ‘Guidance and Ethical Considerations for Undertaking Transgender Health Research and Institutional Review Boards Adjudicating this Research’, Transgender Health, 2(1): 165-175.

Pearce, R. (2012) ‘Inadvertent Praxis: What Can ‘Genderfork’ Tell Us About Trans Feminism?’, MP: An Online Feminist Journal, 3(4): 87-129.

Book Chapters

Dietz, C., and Pearce, R. (2020) ‘Depathologising Gender: Vulnerability in Trans Health Law’. In: Thomson, M., Dietz, C., and Travis, M. (eds) A Jurisprudence of the Body. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Pearce, R., Gupta, K., and Moon, I. (2020) The Many-Voiced Monster: collective determination and the emergence of trans. In: Pearce, R., Moon, I., Gupta K. and Steinberg, D.L. (eds) The Emergence of Trans: Politics, Culture and Everyday Life. Abingdon: Routledge.

Lohman, K. and Pearce, R. (2020) ‘DIY identities in a DIY scene: trans music in the UK’. In: Pearce, R., Moon, I., Gupta K. and Steinberg, D.L. (eds) The Emergence of Trans: Politics, Culture and Everyday Life. Abingdon: Routledge.

Pearce, R. (2019) ‘Moving through the world as a woman’. In: Crimmins, G. (ed) Stategies for Resisting Sexism in the Academy: Higher Education, Gender and Intersectionality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Pearce, R. (2019) ‘Trans Temporalities and Non-Linear Ageing’. In: King, A., Almack, K., Suen, Y-T. and Westwood, S. (eds) Older LGBT* People: Minding the Knowledge Gaps. Abingdon: Routledge.


Jenkins, K. and Pearce, R. (2019) ‘The Gender Recognition Act: a trans-inclusive feminist approach’. University of Nottingham Institute for Policy and Engagement.

Pearce, R. (2017) ‘Certifying Equality? – A critical reflection on Athena SWAN and equality accreditation’. Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick.

Pearce, R. and Lester, CN. (2016) ‘Gender Recognition – Where Next’. UK Trans Info.

Pearce, R. (2015) ‘Community Development Journal 50th Anniversary Conference: Participant Feedback’. CDJ Plus.

Pearce, R. (2012) ‘Public Launch of Community Development Journal Special Issue on Mental Health and Community Development’. CDJ Plus.

Pearce, R. (2008) ‘Under Construction: Trans Students’. National Union of Students.

PhD Thesis

Pearce, R. (2016) (Im)possible Patients: Discourses of Trans Health in the UK. Department of Sociology, University of Warwick.

(Note: my book Understanding Trans Health is based upon an edited and updated version of this thesis. However, the material in Chapter 4, Evoking the Field, is largely absent from the book.)

MA Dissertation

Pearce, R (2010) Genderforking: Identity, Ambiguity and Diversity Within a Community Blog. Department of Sociology, University of Warwick.