How Medical Providers Hold Trans Patients Accountable to Insurmountable Expectations

Fri, January 31, 2020 2:00 PM at Psychology Building Room 230

Dr. stef shuster, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Lyman Briggs College will present their research at the Social/Personality Psychology Brown Bag Series.

Dr. shuster earned their Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Iowa, with a certificate in Gender Studies, and their B.A. in Sociology from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Their current research and teaching areas are united by an overarching interest in how evidence is a social artifact that is constituted through social, cultural, and historical contexts. Across their projects, shuster asks: who constructs evidence, how does evidence confer authority to individuals and groups, and how is it mobilized by social actors? These dimensions of evidence are a centralized feature of shuster’s scholarship in three domains including how: 1) medical providers negotiate evidence to make medical decisions within uncertain terrains; 2) social movement actors use evidence to make claims about social issues; and 3) language is used in interaction to regulate subjugated groups.