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Seminar Lecture: Charlotte Tate - Truly Integrating the Study of Transgender Spectrum and Cisgender Experiences

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Time: 06:00 PM
- 07:30 PM

Location: Downtown Campus 835 Market St. Suite 517


Sponsor: Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality

Contact: Robin Darling

Phone: (415) 817-4516

This talk advocates the integration of transgender spectrum experiences of self with cisgender experiences (i.e., remaining on the same side as one's birth-assigned gender category) to provide important and hitherto unrealized insights regarding two topical areas of study within psychology: (a) gender identity research and (b) the intersection of gender identity and sexual orientation. I provide theoretical models of understanding the similarities and differences between transgender and cisgender experience as well as results from survey research that speak to the locus of these similarities from the perspective of social/personality psychologists dealing with the bundle of constructs that count as gender. I also outline a practical understanding of the intersection of gender and sexuality that is inclusive of both cisgender and transgender spectrum experiences that can be used in either qualitative or quantitative research in the social sciences. With the enumeration of these two perspectives, I end by providing roadmaps for future integrative research on gender and sexuality in psychological science and related disciplines.


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