Trans People Needed for Local “Trans Home Project” Study

Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 10.52.37 AMMax Andrucki, an assistant professor of social and cultural geography at Temple, is looking for area trans individuals willing to take part in a new study called “transhomesproject,” which seeks to understand how “trans* identities are expressed in private spaces.” The study will evaluate:

  • Trans* people’s diverse experience of home (including not having one) and about the process of finding a home.
  • How everyday activities, like housework and gardening, are re-negotiated and experienced differently by folks in trans* households.
  • Home decor and whether it has anything to do with your identity.
  • How moments of transition have impacted your living space, and whether there’s any correlation between the two.

He will be working with Dana Kaplan, a queer and trans activist working at Outright Vermont. The team is looking for participants in Philadelphia, Vermont and New York City, who are willing to be interviewed, give a tour of their homes and share photographs and stories about home life. If you’re interested, you can find more info on the project here, or email Max and Dana at max.andrucki@temple.edu and dana@outrightvt.org.