Chris A. Barcelos, PhD, MPPA

I’m a multidisciplinary feminist scholar and educator, currently an Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am also an affiliated with the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies and the Collaborative Center for Health Equity. In 2018-2019 I will participate in the inaugural group of faculty fellows working on community-engaged research and teaching through the Morgridge Center for Public Service. Finally, I work with the data team of the Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition to promote data collection and dissemination that benefits the lives of trans and gender nonconforming people across the state.

My research uses ethnography, discourse analysis, and visual methods with the lenses of feminist science studies and queer of color critique to examine how scientific discourses in health promotion both reveal and reproduce inequalities along the lines of race, class, gender, sexuality, nation, and ability.

My current research projects include an ethnographic manuscript on the racial politics of teen pregnancy prevention, an archival and interview-based examination of the politics of queer and transgender safer sex practices, and a narrative and statistical analysis of how trans people crowdfund transition related healthcare expenses.

I’m also a consultant with Think Again Training and a yoga teacher.

Use the links along the top of the page to learn more about my work or to contact me! You can find me on Twitter @ChrisABarcelos.