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Date & Time
May 12, 2011 - 4:15pm to May 15, 2011 - 5:45pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa St
94305 Stanford

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Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality


In the second installment of our Spring 2011 Event Series, author Kristen Schilt, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago will discuss her book "Just One of the Guys?" which analyzes workplace inequalities facing the highly understudied transgender population. "Just One of the Guys?" addresses the unequal treatment that men and women continue to receive at work by exploring the common explanations for this disparity range, from biological differences between the sexes to the conscious and unconscious biases that guide hiring and promotion decisions. The book sheds a new light on this phenomenon by analyzing the unique experiences of transgender men—people designated female at birth whose gender identity is male—on the job.


  • Kristen Schilt headshot
    • Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago
    Kristen Schilt’s research interests center on sociology of gender and sexualities, the sociology of culture, and the sociology of work and occupations. A central focus of her work is finding new ways to make visible the taken-for-granted cultural assumptions about gender and sexuality that serve to naturalize and reproduce social inequality. In 2010, she published the monograph, Just One of the Guys? Transgender Men and...