Selina Todd, a professor at St Hilda’s College of Oxford University, told the BBC that she has been accompanied to her classes by other college staff members after they found out about the threats via social media.
The threats started after Todd expressed her belief that biological women need to have their own spaces that do not include people who are born male but identify as women.
“Two students came to see me and said they were very worried that threats had been made to me on email networks they were part of,” she said in an interview with The Telegraph, which first reported the story.
“The university investigated the threats and came back to me to say their intelligence on them is such that they are providing me security for all of my lecturers for the rest of this year. They said ‘you’re having two men in the rest of your lectures,’” she said.