The Year in Review: Social Sciences

Surya Monro

University of Huddersfield

Surya Monro a Professor in Sociology and Social Policy based at the University of Hudderfield, UK, email Surya has published substantially in the fields of gender and sexuality, notably on the topic of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equalities. She is the author of Gender Politics: Citizenship, Activism, and Sexual Diversity (Pluto Press 2005) co-author (with Diane Richardson) of Sexuality, Equality and Diversity (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012), and author of Bisexuality (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015).


Social sciences offer a forum in which trans issues can be examined critically from a variety of ontological positions. Trans-originated social science scholarship has proved crucial in driving forwards improvements in... [ view full abstract ]


The aim of this presentation is to provide an overview of the development of trans social sciences since May 2015, focusing on those that have particular relevance for health care decision makers. [ view full abstract ]


An electronic search of literature was conducted using a number of search engines, including studies published between May 2015 and February 2017. Within each search engine, the following search terms were entered: gender... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures


A number of studies were identified via the searches. These included those relating to specific areas of concern, such as victimisation and hate crime, and those that took a more analytical perspective, for instance in... [ view full abstract ]


Whilst there are variations across countries, findings show that trans people still face a range of indirect and direct barriers to full citizenship within society. This phenomenon has a number of implications for healthcare... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Surya Monro (University of Huddersfield)

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Oral & Poster Topics: Plenary


PLS-4 » Plenary Session IV: the Year in Review (09:00 - Saturday, 8th April, Pacific)

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