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 [email protected] and [email protected].