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Georgiann Davis

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Expertise: Sex, gender, and sexuality, Intersex medical care

About

Since 2008, Georgiann Davis has been studying the intersection of medicine and sex, gender, and sexuality. She has written numerous articles on intersex in various venues ranging from Ms. Magazine to the American Journal of Bioethics. In Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis (2015, NYU Press), Davis explores how intersex is defined, experienced, and contested in contemporary U.S. society.

Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • B.A., Sociology, Northeastern Illinois University

Georgiann Davis In The News

Aug 16, 2018

This week, Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman from Vermont, made history as the first openly trans person to ever win the nomination of a major political party for governor.

Jul 14, 2018

A recent study tells us some welcome news: it turns out that diversity of sex and diversity of sexual orientation is on the rise among American adults.

Jul 6, 2018

Across the United States, more people of all ages are identifying as something other than male or female.

Jul 6, 2018

Across the United States, more people of all ages are identifying as something other than male or female.

Articles Featuring Georgiann Davis

Georgiann Davis speaks at Ted Talks
Apr 11, 2017
People

Sociologist Georgiann Davis embraces her public persona as she delves into sociological issues in the medical community.


Georgiann Davis speaks at TEDxUNLV
Dec 15, 2016
Research

Georgiann Davis, intersex educator and advocate, seeks to inform the current sociopolitical discourse on the subject through her new book.


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