Chris A. Barcelos, PhD, MPPA

I’m a feminist social scientist and educator, currently an Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am affiliated with the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies and the Collaborative Center for Health Equity. I also 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 analyzes the politics of knowledge in public health and focuses on reproductive justice, queer sexuality, and trans health. My projects share a theoretical emphasis on interrogating the sites where technologies surrounding gender, sexuality, race, and health are mobilized to shore up power, as well as a practical emphasis on research for and by marginalized people that contributes to equitable policies and programs. I accomplish this work using ethnographic, discursive, and visual methods with the lenses of feminist science studies and queer of color critique.

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.