Director, Stonewall Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Genny has published and spoken extensively on the experiences and needs of trans people, particularly the lives of gender-expansive students. They have written or edited ten books/journal issues, including The Lives of Transgender People (with Sue Rankin; Columbia University Press, 2011) and special issues of the Journal of LGBT Youth on "Trans Youth" and "Supporting Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Children and Youth" and a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality on "LGBTQ Campus Experiences." Genny's most recent works are A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington, D.C. (Routledge, 2014); the "Transgender History" chapter for Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (Oxford University Press, 2014); and an issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies on "The Intersections of Trans Women and Lesbian Identities, Communities, and Movements." They are currently working on a book entitled Campus Queer: The Experiences and Needs of LGBTQ+ College Students (Johns Hopkins University Press) and an anthology entitled Outside the Gender Box: Trans and Non-Binary Gender People in Higher Education (SUNY Press). In addition to being the director of the Stonewall Center, Genny is the Trans Policy Clearinghouse coordinator for Campus Pride (www.campuspride.org/tpc) and an editorial board member and trans article reviewer for the Journal of LGBT Youth, the Journal of Bisexuality, and the Journal of Homosexuality. Genny has a Ph.D. in African American Studies and Master's degrees in African American Studies, American Studies, and Higher Education Administration.

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    Director, Stonewall Center , University of Massachusetts Amherst