Sociology Department and the LGBT Center Present: “Managing Uncertain Expertise in Trans Medicine”

This Friday, April 7, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center/Room 115, please join the Department of Sociology and the LGBT Center for a colloquium featuring stef m. shuster (they/them) of Michigan State University. RSVPs to Michelle Corcoran are appreciated by not required. 

About the presentation

Shuster’s current research in gender and medicine considers how evidence is constructed, mobilized and weaponized, which is the subject of their book, Trans Medicine: The Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender (NYU Press). They trace the development of this medical field from the 1950s to modern medicine to show how providers create and use scientific and medical evidence to quell uncertainty, “treat” a gender identity and uphold their authority.

They is an assistant professor of the Lyman Briggs College and Department of Sociology at Michigan State University.

The address for the Mandel Community Center is 11402 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106