DENIED  |  Rachel Tudor, an assistant professor of English at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, believes she was denied tenure because of school administrators’ bigotry against her identity as a transgender woman.

Rachel Tudor

The Department of Justice filed discrimination charges today (Monday, March 30) on behalf of Rachel Tudor against Southeastern Oklahoma State University. They charge is gender discrimination.

Tudor claims she was denied tenure because she is transgender, according to Reuters.

Tudor was an assistant professor of English at the school and was denied tenure in 2011. The school claimed she hadn’t published enough, even though she had more peer-reviewed work than her department chair. School officials also claimed they couldn’t substantiate that Tudor actually did some of the work she claimed she did on her application for tenure.

Tudor told Dallas Voice at the time that the works in question were in the school library with her name on the cover.