Shanna Kattari is quoted in USA Today in an article about celebrities teaching kids to be more inclusive. "Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade were so supportive of Zaya coming out and really did a lot of work above and beyond just supporting her, but really making sure other people understood the importance of family support," says Kattari.
Assistant Professor Shanna Kattari has received the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 2021 Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Award, which recognizes an individual in their early career who is making a notable impact in their profession. Her accomplishments reflect innovative scholarship, a rigorous approach to social work research and work that exhibits an emerging influence in the field.
“I am so honored to receive this award; as someone whose focus on community engaged research and areas that are often less explored in the field of social work, I am delighted that this research is being recognized for the impact it has on the communities with whom I partner. I could not have done any of this on my own, and am so appreciative for all of the labor and support these communities have provided to help make this research possible,” said Kattari.
Kattari will receive the award at the SSWR virtual meeting award presentation, which will be live streamed on Thursday, January 21, 2021, 2:30 – 3:30 PM, EST.
Shanna Kattari’s series, “Nonbinary Identities and Individuals in Research, Community, and the Academy” was included in U-M’s LGBTQA resources for faculty and staff. “As a cisgender person in the academy, I wanted to intentionally create a space for nonbinary scholars to share their knowledge and/or lived experiences, to help remedy some of the erasure and invisibility experienced by this community and population,” Kattari told the University Record.
The Student IDEA Board – which includes Assistant Professor Shanna Kattari – received a U-M Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award from the Office of the Provost and University Human Resources. The Student IDEA Board was created to assess the university’s current structures and culture as they relate to students with disabilities, identify areas for improvement, and provide recommendations to enhance the lived experiences of disabled students.
Assistant Professor Shanna Kattari discusses accessibility and inclusion with the Cleveland Jewish News.
The University of Michigan LSA National Center for Institutional Diversity recently published a scholar story showcasing Assistant Professor Shanna Kattari. Her scholarship focuses on three main areas:
Kattari enjoys using mixed methods, PhotoVoice, digital storytelling, arts-based methodologies and phenomenology from the qualitative perspective to depict her research.
Assistant Professor Shanna Kattari shares important research on healthcare discrimination experienced by transgender and non-binary people with The Conversation. Kattari says approximately one-fifth of transgender and non-binary individuals have been denied equal treatment when trying to access doctors or hospitals.
Postdoctoral Fellow Shanna Kattari presented “Sexy Spoonies and Crip Sex: Intersections of Sexuality and Disability" at the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Summer Institute. The theme of the institute this year was Decentering the Norm: Social Justice Transformations in Sex Therapy, Counseling and Education.
Postdoctoral Fellow Shanna Kattari presented “Exploring the Intersections of Sexuality & Disability” at the MENSA Annual Conference.
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