I’m a humanistic social scientist and feminist educator, currently an Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. I am also affiliated with the Critical Ethnic and Community Studies and Latino Studies programs at UMass Boston. My work combines critical race theory and critical sexualities studies with community-based research to analyze U.S.-based public health efforts. I focus specifically on queer sexuality, transgender health, and reproductive justice.

My first book, Distributing Condoms and Hope: The Racialized Politics of Youth Sexual Health (University of California Press, 2020) was awarded the American Sociological Association Sociology of Sexualities Distinguished Book Award 2022, American Sociological Association Section on the Sociology of Sexualities Distinguished Book award in 2022.

I’m also a senior fellow at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies, 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.