Jacobsen, Hanna

Project title: Transgender Identity Narratives in Communities

Department: Interdisciplinary Academic Programs - Social Justice Studies

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Aaron Devor

"My research discusses the normative narratives about transgender and non-binary experiences that have gained increasing mainstream visibility in the media in recent years, such as being “born in the wrong body” and the medical model of dysphoria. I will investigate how these narratives are both upheld and challenged within trans communities, and how they legitimate some trans people while further marginalizing others. My research employs the concept of transnormativity, queer theory, and other emerging topics in trans studies."