Chris A. Barcelos, PhD, MPPA

I’m a feminist social scientist and educator, currently an Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

My work combines critical race theory and critical sexualities studies with community-based research to analyze U.S.-based public health efforts. I use both qualitative and quantitative methods to focus specifically on queer sexuality, transgender health, and reproductive justice. This research has been published in numerous journals, including Gender & Society, Feminist Formations, and Culture, Health, & Sexuality. My projects share a theoretical emphasis on making visible how social power operates at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, nation, and ability, as well as a practical emphasis on research for and by marginalized people that contributes to effective policies and programs. I maintain an active community-based research agenda that is guided by the needs and priorities of the people I work with.

I’m also an associate book review editor at TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, 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.