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Shanna Katz Kattari

Assistant Professor of Social Work and Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Shanna Katz Kattari
Shanna K. Kattari, PhD, MEd, CSE, ACS (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, the Department of Women’s Studies (by courtesy), Director of the [Sexuality|Relationships|Gender] Research Collective, and core faculty at the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities. A queer, White, Jewish, cisgender, disabled, chronically ill Femme, her practice and community background is as a board-certified sexologist, certified sexuality educator and social justice advocate.  Dr. Kattari’s extant research focuses on understanding how power, privilege and oppression systematically marginalize, exclude and discriminate against people regarding their identities/expressions through negative attitudes, policies reinforcing oppression, oppressive actions and isolation.  Recently, she has focused on the health disparities among trans/NB communities, across physical and behavioral health, as well as working with the community through community-based participatory research to better understand how the lack of inclusive providers has increased these disparities. She is also interested in examining sexuality in marginalized communities, particularly disabled adults and LGBTQIA2S+ individuals.
Dr. Kattari has been working in the fields of sexuality and social justice since receiving her Master of Education in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. In her work as a sexuality educator and diversity/inclusivity consultant, she has worked with organizations such as The Colorado Department of Public Health Education, Arizona State University, the Mayo Clinic and the American Medical Students Association’s sexual health scholars program to bring LGBTQIA and disability inclusivity to medicine, and with many colleges and universities to offer accessible sex education on campus.  Additionally, she has several popular press books on the market, has written for several publications and has been on the board of directors for several social justice organizations.

Dr. Kattari has been working in the fields of sexuality and social justice since receiving her Master of Education in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. In her work as a sexuality educator and diversity/inclusivity consultant, she has worked with organizations such as The Colorado Department of Public Health Education, Arizona State University, the Mayo Clinic and the American Medical Students Association’s sexual health scholars program to bring LGBTQIA and disability inclusivity to medicine, and with many colleges and universities to offer accessible sex education on campus. Additionally, she has several popular press books on the market, has written for several publications and has been on the board of directors for several social justice organizations.

In her work, Dr. Kattari strongly values translational research that benefits the communities being researched, and strongly believes in making research accessible to not only academics but also to society at large. She is also committed to engaging, innovative education and pedagogy, multi-level mentorship models and supporting individuals from a variety of marginalized identities in entering, navigating and succeeding in the Academy.

Research Interests/Focus

Health disparities; health outcomes; discrimination; disability/ableism; gender identity; sexual orientation; intersectionality; mixed method; and power/privilege/oppression

Education

Year Degree   School
2017 PhD Social Work University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
2008 MEd Human Sexuality Education Widener University
2006 BA Sociology and German Colorado College

Websites

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Uq1RjxAAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
http://shannakattari.com/
https://twitter.com/DrShannaK

Bakko, M., & Kattari, S. K. (in press). Differential Access to transgender inclusive insurance and health care: A life course analysis. Journal of Aging and Social Policy.

Byers, D. S., McInroy, L., Craig, S. L., Slates, S., & Kattari, S. K. (in press). Naming and addressing homophobic and transphobic microaggressions in social work clsasrooms. Journal of Social Work Education.

Kattari, S. K., Atteberry-Ash, B., Walls, N. E., Klemmer, C., Rusow, J., & Kattari, L. (in press). Differential sexual health and sexual violence experiences of LGBQ and transgender young people in Colorado. Youth and Society.

Kattari, S. K. & Beltrán, R. (in press). Twice blessed: An auto-archaeology of Femme crip invisibility. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research.

Atteberry-Ash, B., Walls, N. E., Kattari, S. K., Peitzmeier, S, Kattari, L., & Langenderfer- Magruder, L. (in press). Sexual violence among youth and young adults: Mental health, bullying and the accrual of risk by gender identity and sexual orientation. Journal of LGBT Youth.

Atteberry-Ash, B., Speer, S. R., Kattari, S. K., & Kinney, M. K. (2019). Does it get better? LGBTQ social work students and harmful discourse. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.

Klemmer, C., Rusow, J., Goldbach, J. Kattari, S. K., & Rice, E. (2019). Socially assigned gender nonconformity and school violence experience among transgender and cisgender adolescents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Walls, N. E., Atteberry-Ash, B., Kattari, S. K., Peitzmeier, S., Kattari, L., & Langenderfer- Magruder, L. (2019). Gender identity, sexual orientation, mental health, and bullying as predictors of partner violence in a representative sample of youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64(1), 86-92.

Kattari, S. K. (2019). Development and validation of the Ableist Microaggressions Scale. The Journal of Social Service Research, 45(3), 400-417.

Walls, N. E., Kattari, S. K., Speer, R. S. & Kinney, M. K. (2019). Transfeminine spectrum parenting: Evidence from the National Transgender Discrimination Study. Social Work Research.

Whitfield, D. L., Walls, N. E., Langenderfer-Magruder, L., Kattari, S. K., & Ramos, D. (2019). The crossroads of identities: Predictors of harassment among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer adults in Colorado. Journal of the Society for Social Work Research.

Walls, N. E., Kattari, S. K., & DeChants, J. (2018). Transmasculine parenting spectrum: Beyond a gendered fatherhood. Social Work Research, 42(3), 223-236.

Langenderfer-Magruder, L., Walls, N. E., Whitfield, D. L., Kattari, S. K. & Ramos, D. (2018). Stalking victimization in LGBTQ Adults: A brief report. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Kattari, S. K., Olzman, M. & Hanna, M. (2018). "You look fine!" Ableist experiences by people with invisible disabilities. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work.

Kattari, S. K., O’Connor, A. A. & Kattari, L. (2018). Development and validation of the transgender inclusive behavior scale (TIBS). Journal of Homosexuality, 65(2), 181-196.

Kattari, S. K. & Turner, G. (2017). Examining more inclusive approaches to social work, physical disability, and sexuality. Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 16(1), 38-53.

Kattari, S. K., Walls, N. E., & Speer, S. R. (2017). Differences in experiences of discrimination in accessing social services among transgender and gender non-conforming individuals by (dis)ability. Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation.

Begun, S., Kattari, S. K., McKay, K., Ramseyer Winter, V. & O’Neil, E. (2017). Exploring U.S. social work students’ sexual attitudes and abortion viewpoints. Journal of Sex Research, 54(6), 752-763.

Kattari, S. K., Lavery, A., & Hasche, L. (2017). Applying a social model of disability across the life span. Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 27(8), 865-880.

Kattari, S. K., Barman-Adhikari, A., DeChants, J., & Rice, E. (2017). Social networks and sexual risk factor differences between cisgender heterosexual and cisgender LGBQ homeless youth. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 29(2), 182-200.

Kattari, S. K. & Begun, S. (2017). On the margins of the marginalized: Transgender homelessness and survival sex. AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work, 32(1), 92-103.

Kattari, S. K., O’Connor, A. A. & Kattari, L. (2017). Development and validation of the transgender inclusive behavior scale (TIBS). Journal of Homosexuality.

Whitfield, D. L., Kattari, S. K., Walls, N. E., & Al-Tayib, A. (2017). Grindr, Growler, and on the hunt: Predictors of Internet and mobile application use among men who have sex with men (MSM). American Journal of Men’s Health.

Hanna, M., Kattari, S. K., & Ingarfield, L. (2017). University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work Disability Survey Executive Summary. Denver, CO: University of Denver.

Ramseyer Winter, V., Kattari, S. K., Begun, S., & McKay, K. (2016). Personal and professional values: Relationships between social workers’ reproductive health knowledge, attitudes, and ethical decision-making. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 13(2), 35-46.

Kattari, S. K. & Begun, S. (2016). On the margins of the marginalized: Transgender homelessness and survival sex. AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work.

Kattari, S. K., Walls, N. E., Speer, S. R., & Kattari, L. (2016). The relationship between provider inclusivity and the mental health outcomes of transgender and gender variant people in Colorado. Social Work in Health Care.

Ramseyer Winter, V., O’Neill, E., Begun, S., Kattari, S. K., & McKay, K. (2016). MSW student perceptions of sexual health as relevant to the profession: Do social work educational experiences matter? Social Work in Health Care.

Begun, S. & Kattari, S. K. (2016). Conforming for survival: Associations between transgender visual conformity/passing and homelessness experiences. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 18(1), 54-66.

Kattari, S. K. & Hasche, L. (2016). Differences across age groups in transgender and gender non-conforming people’s experiences of health care discrimination, harassment, and victimization. Journal of Aging and Health, 28(2), 285-306.

Kattari, S. K., Whitfield, D. L., Walls, N. E., Langenderfer-Magruder, L., & Ramos, D. (2016). Policing gender through housing and employment discrimination: Discrimination between transgender and cisgender LGBQ individuals. Journal of the Society for Social Work Research, 7(3), 427-447.

Langenderfer-Magruder, L., Walls, N. E., Kattari, S. K., Whitfield, D. L., & Ramos, D. (2016). Sexual victimization and subsequent police reporting by gender identity among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adults. Violence and Victims, 31(2), 320-331.

Langenderfer-Magruder, L., Whitfield, D. L., Walls, N. E., Kattari, S. K. & Ramos, D. (2016). Experiences of intimate partner violence and subsequent police reporting among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adults in Colorado: Comparing rates of cisgender and transgender victimization. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(5), 855-871.

Alghabra, H. S., Juarez, S. F., Kattari, S. K, Olzman, M., & Calafell, B. (2016). Critical pedagogy and intersectional sexuality: Exploring our oppressions and privileges through reflexivity, responsibility and resistance. In F. Tuitt, C. Haynes & S. Stewart (Eds.), Race, Equity and the Learning Environment: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher Education. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Kattari, S. K., Whitfield, D. L., DeChants, J., & Alvarez, A. R. G. (2016). Barriers to health faced by transgender and non-binary Black and minority ethnic people. United Kingdom: Race Equity Foundation.

Kattari, S. K. (2016). Healthy sexuality. In J. Laser & N. Nicotera (Eds.), Innovative Skills to Support Well-being and Resiliency in Youth. Chicago: Lyceum.

Kattari, S. K. (2015). Examining ableism in higher education through social dominance theory and social learning theory. Innovative Higher Education, 40(5), 375-386.

Kattari, S. K. (2015). “Getting it”: Identity and sexual communication for sexual and gender minorities with physical disabilities. Sexuality and Culture, 19(4), 882-899.

Kattari, S. K., Walls, N. E., Whitfield, D. L. & Langenderfer-Magruder, L. (2015). Racial and ethnic differences in experiences of discrimination in accessing health services among transgender people in the United States. International Journal of Transgenderism, 16(2), 68-79.

Kattari, S. K. (2015). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ageing: Biographical approaches for inclusive care and support (book review). The Journal of GLBT Family Services, 11(2), 203-204.

Kattari, S. K. (2015). Body love and disabilities: Intersections of identities. In J. Baker (Ed.), Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press.

Kattari, S. K. (2015). But what about Shanna? In J. Johnson & B. Garrison (Eds.), Love, Always: Partners of Trans People on Intimacy, Challenge and Resistance. Oakland, CA: Transgress Press.

Kattari, S. K. (2015). Book review: Excluded – Making feminist and queer movements more inclusive. AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work, 30(3), 411-412.

Kattari, S. K. (2014). Sexual experiences of adults with physical disabilities: Negotiating with sexual partners. Sexuality and Disability Special Issue: The Emerging Intersection of Sexuality and Disability in the Profession of Social Work, 32(4), 499-513.

Katz, S. (2014). Your Light. In L. Factora-Borchers & A. Shahidah Simmons (Eds.), Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence. Oakland, CA: AK Press.

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