Delivery MethodFully online
About This Course
This foundational course seeks to provide the groundwork for understanding intersectional and decolonizing pedagogy and theory and application to transgender health. Theories will also focus on examining historical, analytical, and community-informed factors that influence access to care. This course explores the components of identity development through an intersectional lens, systemic marginalization of gender-diverse populations, and historical pathologization of diverse gender and sexual identities in healthcare. Students will be exposed to discourse that focuses on destabilizing biases and western assumptions surrounding the topics of gender identity, sexual orientation, sex assigned at birth, and gender expression. Overall, this course aims to prepare students to engage in reflexive thinking about systems-level interventions in transgender health.
Nic Rider is assistant professor and coordinator of the Adult Transgender Health Services Program. They were the first Randi and Fred Ettner Postdoctoral Fellow at the Program in Human Sexuality. Dr. Rider’s clinical training includes psychotherapy and assessment experiences in a university counseling center, hospital settings, private practice, community clinic, residential treatment, and juvenile justice settings. Dr. Rider is interested in gender and sexual identity development, intersections of identity, discrimination and microaggressions, sexual trauma/abuse recovery, and social justice advocacy. Dr. Rider is on the executive board for the Asian American Psychological Association’s Division on LGBTQQ Issues. Dr. Rider received a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Howard University.
Taymy Josefa Caso, PhD, is the Randi and Fred Ettner Postdoctoral Fellow in Transgender Health in the Institute for Sexual and Gender Health and a researcher at the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Caso holds degrees in counseling and clinical psychology from New York University and Columbia University, Teachers College. Their research focuses on minority health disparities, intersectionality, identity-based marginalization within LGBTQ+ BIPOC communities, gender and sexual fluidity, and social determinants of health. Their advocacy work utilizes decolonizing pedagogy to deconstruct institutional and systemic barriers to equity and develop community-based interventions for under-served communities.