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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 (they/them/theirs and she/her/hers) is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, the Department of Women and Gender Studies (by courtesy), and director of the [Sexuality|Relationships|Gender] Research Collective. A queer, White, Jewish, nonbinary, disabled, chronically ill Femme, their practice and community background is as a board-certified sexologist, certified sexuality educator and social justice advocate. 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/nonbinary 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. They are also interested in examining sexuality in marginalized communities, particularly disabled adults and LGBTQIA2S+ individuals.

In their work, 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. They are also committed to engaging, innovative education and pedagogy, multi-level mentorship models, and supporting individuals from a variety of 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
Year Description
2020 Walls, N. E., Kattari, S. K., Gupta, R, & Rusow, J. (2020, June). Differential risk of mental health outcomes, sexual risks, and relational/sexual violence among youth based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Paper accepted for presentation at the Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations Twentieth Annual Conference, Milan, Italy.
2020 Speer, S. R., Atteberry-Ash, B., & Kattari, S. K. (2020, January). Bottling up: Examining the impact of microaggressions on racial/ethnic minorities qualitatively. Poster to be presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
2020 Guz, S., Kattari, S. K., Atteberry-Ash, B., Call, J., & Klemmer, C. (2020, January). Depression and suicide risk at the cross-section of sexual orientation and gender identity for high school youth. Paper to be presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
2020 Bakko, M. & Kattari, S. K. (2020, January). Insurance-based discrimination as barriers to transgender healthcare: Differences in experience by insurance type. Paper to be presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
2019 Kattari, S. K. & Misiolek, B. A. (2019, June). Findings from the 2018 Michigan Trans Health Survey. Paper presented at the Michigan LGBTQ Health Conference, Detroit, MI.
2019 Seelman, K. L., Kattari, S. K., & Bakko, M. (2019, October). Trans men’s access to knowledgeable providers and experiences in healthcare settings. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.
2019 Kattari, S. K., & Beltran, R. (2019, October). “The pain is real”: A [modified] photovoice exploration of chronic pain/illness in(visibility). Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.
2019 Levin, N. J., Watson, E., Piellusch, E., & Kattari, S. K. (2019, May). Choosing family, queering kinship: A conceptual inquiry of “chosen family” for a contemporary context. Paper to be presented at the Social Work Day at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champagne, IL.
2019 Eickmeyer, A., Park, J, Haefner, J., Karl., E, & Kattari, S. K. (2019, April). Integrating interprofessional education into a first year undergraduate pre-health learning community. Poster presented at the University of Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education HPE Day Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
2019 Kattari, S. K. (2019, January). One size does not fit all: Differential transgender health experiences by gender identity. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
2019 Kattari, S. K. (2019, January). “Intimate partner violence in transgender and non-binary populations: A systematic review of the qualitative literature”. Paper presented as part of the Gender based, family, and community violence impacting transgender and genderdiverse populations: Lived experiences and strategies for resistance at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
2018 Kattari, S. K. (2018, June). Pushing boundaries: Teaching diverse and “taboo” sexuality in higher education settings. Workshop presented at the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
2018 Kattari, S. K. (2018, June). Pushing boundaries: Teaching diverse and “taboo” sexuality in higher education settings. Workshop presented at the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
2018 Byers, D. S.., McInroy, L.B., Craig, S., Kattari, S. K., & Slates, S. (2018, November). Naming and addressing homophobic and transphobic microaggressions in social work education. CSWE Connect Session presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL.
2018 Kattari, S. K., Hanna, M., & McQueen, J. (2018, November). Disability and ableism in social work education: Assessing strengths and needs. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL.
2018 Kattari, S. K., Walls, E. N., Atteberry-Ash, B*. (2018, August). Social workers and the students they serve: Differential sexual health and sexual violence experiences of LGBQ and transgender young people. Paper presented at the Social Work and Sexualities Biannual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
2018 Kattari, S. K., Krautwurst, A°., Haymovitz, E°., & Arguello, T. (2018, August). When the personal is professional: Navigating professional and personal identity in LGBTQIA+ focused social work research and practice. Panel presented at the Social Work and Sexualities Biannual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
2018 Baker, A. C., Hillier, A., Ragonese, M., McKay, K., &, Kattari, S. K. (2018, January). At risk, but not defined by it: Building scaffolding to support gender and sexuality research in social work. Roundtable presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
2018 Peitzmeier, S., Malik, M., Kattari, S. K., Marrow, E., Reisner, S., Agenor, M., & Stephenson, R. (2018, May). Transgender interpersonal violence: A systematic review of the quantitative literature. Poster presented at the Ending Gender-Based Violence Event, Ann Arbor, MI.
2018 Baker, A.C., Hillier, A., Ragonese, M., McKay, K., &, Kattari, S.K. (2018, January). At risk, but not defined by it: Building scaffolding to support gender and sexuality research in social work. Roundtable presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
2018 Klemmer, C., Kattari, S.K., Rusow, J., Mschrager, S.M., & Rice, E. (2018, January). Transgender adolescents, gender congruence, and substance use. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
2018 Kattari, S.K. (2018, January). Development of the Ableist Microaggression Scale and assessing the relationship of ableist microaggressions with the mental health of disabled adults. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
2018 Kattari, S.K., Walls, E.N., Atteberry-Ash, B., & Kattari, L. (2018, March). Differential accrual of risk based on sexual orientation and gender identity: Mental health, school safety, and substance use. Paper to be presented at the Conference on Adolescent Health, Ann Arbor, MI.
2017 Lavery, A., Hasche, L., Kattari, S.K., & McQueen, J. (2017, October). Using a social model of disability in social work and gerontology education. Panel presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.
2017 Knochel, K.A., Kattari, S.K., Pittman-Munke, P., & Kinney, M. (2017, October). Addressing transgender/non-binary health disparities: Challenging health care and social service provision. Hot topic panel presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.
2017 Kattari, S.K. (2017, October). Measuring Ableist Microaggressions: The development and validation of the ableist microaggression scale. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.
2017 Rusow, J., Klemmer, C., Kattari, S.K., & Rice, E. (2017, November). Navigating sexual health in an online climate: Sexual orientation, gender identity, and online activities and their associations with sexual activities among a probability sample of high school youth. Poster presented at theAmerican Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
2017 Kattari, S.K., Klemmer, C., Rusow, J., & Rice, E. (2017, November). Sex beyond a gender binary: Exploring the sexual health experiences of transgender youth. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association 145th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
2017 Walls, N.E., Kattari, S.K., & Atteberry, B. (2017, November). Sexual assault and intimate partner violence among LGBTQ youth and young adults in Colorado: A public (sexual) health crisis. Poster presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
2017 Whitfield, D.L., Kattari, S.K., Langenderfer-Magruder, L., & Walls, N.E. (2017, January). Tangled web of oppression: Intersectional predictors of harassment among cisgender lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer adults. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Messinger, L., Alvarez, A.R.G, Birgham, R., Logie, C., & Kattari, S.K. (2017, January). Intervention research supporting LGBTQ students in field. Roundtable presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Kattari, S.K., Walls, N.E., Speer, R.S., & Kattari, L. (2017, January). Exploring the relationship between transgender inclusive providers and mental health outcomes among transgender/gender variant people. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
2017 DeChants, J., Kattari, S.K., & Walls, N.E. (2017, January). Transmasculine parenting: Beyond a gendered fatherhood. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Bardman-Adhikari, A., Kattari, S.K., DeChants, J., & Rice, E. (2017, January). Differences in social support and normative network characteristics between heterosexual and LGBQ cisgender homeless youth: Does it explain differential engagement in sexual risk behaviors? Paper presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
2016 Kattari, S.K., Martin Shewfelt, S., & Seader, L. (2016, January). Women and girls with disabilities: Defining the issues. Panel presented at the Auraria Campus for Higher Education Community Discussion Series, Denver, CO.
2016 Kattari, S. K. (2016, February). Treating inclusively: Welcoming LGBTQIA and disabled patients to your practice. Workshop presented to the Denver Sexual Medicine Alliance, Denver, CO.
2016 Kattari, S.K., Speer, S.R., Langenderfer-Magruder, L., Whitfield, D., & Walls, N.E. (2016, April). Moving beyond the binary: LGBTQ victims of partner violence and sexual assault in Colorado. Workshop presented at the University of Denver Sexual Assault Awareness Summit, Denver, CO.
2016 Kattari, S. K.. (2016, August). Transgender and gender variant identities in radio journalism. Training presented at KUNC Public Broadcasting, Greeley, CO.
2016 Kattari, S. K. Schultz, S., & Sprague, L. (2016, August). Supporting transgender survivors of sexual assault. Training presented at the Sexual Assault Response Team Institute, Denver, CO.
2016 Kattari, S.K. & O’Connor, A.A. (2016, January). Development and validation of the Transgender Inclusive Behavior Scale. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
2016 McKay, K., Kattari, S.K., Begun, S., & Ramseyer Winter, V. (2016, January). Attitudes regarding sexuality and abortion among social work students. Paper presented as part of Negotiating and Communicating Sexuality: Multiple Methodologies; Diverse Inquiries Symposium at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
2016 Kattari, S.K. (2016, January). “Getting it”: Identity and sexual negotiation for sexual and gender minorities with physical disabilities”. Paper presented as part of Negotiating and Communicating Sexuality: Multiple Methodologies; Diverse Inquiries Symposium at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
2016 Begun, S., McKay, K., Ramseyer Winter, V., Kattari, S.K., Gomez, A.M., Craddock, J., Jacobson, S.A., & Bird, M. (2016, January). Social workers' abortion attitudes: Relationships between demographics, religiosity, and implications for social work practice. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
2016 Kattari, S.K. & O’Connor, A.A. (2016, March). Development and validation of the Transgender Inclusive Behavior Scale. Paper accepted for presentation at the Association for Women in Psychology National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
2016 Kattari, S.K. & O’Connor, A.A. (2016, May). Reducing the impact of ableism on people with disabilities and veterans in social work education. Paper presented at the IRISE (Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (in)Equality) Graduate Paper Competition, Denver, CO.
2016 Alghabra, H.S., Juarez, S.F., Kattari, S.K, Olzman, M., & Calafell, B. (2016, June). Critical pedagogy and intersectional sexuality: Exploring our oppressions and privileges through reflexivity, responsibility and resistance. Paper presented at the Critical Race Studies in Education Association Conference, Denver, CO.
2016 McKay, K., Kattari, S.K., Begun, S., & Ramseyer Winter, V. (2016, June). Perceived reproductive health-related ethical decision making in social work. Poster presented at the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2016 Kattari, S.K. & Turner, G. (2016, June). Exploring How Adults with Physical Disabilities Define Sexual Activity and Their Sexual Satisfaction. Poster presented at the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2016 Kattari, S.K., McKay, K., Begun, S., & Ramseyer Winter, V. (2016, June). Perceived relevance of preventive sexual health topics to social work: A study of MSW students. Poster presented at the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2016 Kattari, S.K., Walls, N.E., Whitfield, D., & Langenderfer-Magruder, L. (2016, August). Investigating intersectional differential LGBTQ housing & employment discrimination experiences. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
2016 Kattari, S.K., Walls, N.E., Speer, S.R., & Kattari, L. (2016, October). Exploring the relationship between transgender inclusive providers and mental health outcomes among transgender/gender variant people. Poster to be presented at American Public Health Association 144th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
2016 Kattari, S.K., Walls, N.E., & Speer, S.R. (2016, November). Differences in discrimination when accessing social services among trans people with disabilities. Poster to be presented at American Public Health Association 144th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
2016 Begun, S. & Kattari, S.K. (2016, November). Conforming for survival: Relationships between transgender passing/visual conformity and homelessness experiences. Paper to be presented at American Public Health Association 144th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
2016 Speer, S.R., Kattari, S.K., & Walls, N.E. (2016, November). Differences in discrimination when accessing social services among trans individuals by (dis)ability. Paper to be presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
2016 Kattari, S.K. (2016, November). Twice-Blessed: An auto-archaeology of Femme crip invisibility. Paper to be presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
2015 Kattari, S. K. & Olzman, M. (2015, January). Experiences of ableism by people with invisible disabilities. Paper presented at the University of Denver Graduate Student Research Summit, Denver, CO.
2015 Kattari, S.K. (2015, February). When identities intersect: Differential experiences of discrimination when accessing medical and social services between transgender/gender non-conforming people of color and White transgender/gender non-conforming individuals. Workshop presented at the Auraria Campus for Higher Education Feminist First Fridays Research Symposium, Denver, CO.
2015 Kattari, S. K. (2015, May). Microaggressions in the library. Workshop presented at the University of Denver Anderson Academic Commons, Denver, CO.
2015 Begun, S. & Kattari, S.K. (2015, January). Conforming for survival: Associations between transgender visual conformity/passing and homelessness experiences. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
2015 Kattari, S.K. & Begun, S. (2015, January). On the margins of the marginalized: Exploring sex work and homelessness among transgender/gender non-conforming individuals. E-poster presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
2015 Kattari, S.K., Tucker, A., Gray, C., & Nelson, Q. (2015, February). Gender identity and feminist allyship. Workshop presented at The National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, Denver, CO.
2015 Kattari, S. K. (2015, March). But you look just fine: Experiences of ableism by people with invisible disabilities. Paper presented at the Association for Women in Psychology National Conference, San Francisco, CA.
2015 Eisenbaum, E., Derby, J., Dworetz, A., & Kattari, S.K. (2015, June). Ableism in applied fields: How ableism plays out on the ground and in professional lives. Panel of papers presented at the Society for Disability Studies Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
2015 Begun, S., Kattari, S.K., & McKay, K. (2015, October). Impact of sexual attitudes on abortion viewpoints among U.S. social work students. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.
2015 O’Connor, A.A. & Kattari, S.K. (2015, October). Reducing impact of ableism on PWD and veterans in social work education. Interactive workshop presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.
2015 Kattari, S.K., Whitfield, D.L., & Langenderfer-Magruder, L. (2015, October). Racial differences in experiences of medical service discrimination among transgender people. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.
2015 Begun, S., Kattari, S.K., McKay, K., & Ramseyer Winter, V. (2015, November). Social work students' abortion views: The role of sexual attitudes and sociodemographic characteristics. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association 143rd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
2015 Kattari, S.K. & Hasche, L. (2015, November). Age differences in transgender and gender nonconforming people’s reports of health discrimination. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of North America’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL.

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