CONNECT Publication Featured by the Society for Community Research and Action

A CONNECT publication was recently featured on the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) website. Written by Liz McConnell, an NRSA predoctoral fellow with ISGMH, and Ashley Simons-Rudolph, the post details findings from a CONNECT paper exploring multiple minority stress and community resilience in marginalized groups. Informed by minority stress and intersectionality theories, the paper found sexual minority men of color, especially Black men, experience racial stigma in LGBT spaces as well as LGBT stigma in their communities. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Dustin Duncan Presents Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture

Dr. Dustin Duncan joined ISGMH on March 13th to present the tenth lecture in our Current Issues in LGBTQ Health series.

Dr. Duncan discussed several of his research projects in a talk titled “Spatial Epidemiology of Health Disparities in LGBT Populations: What Do We Know and What’s Next?” His lecture emphasized the importance of examining the role social and environmental determinants of health play in shaping health disparities in SGM populations. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Lauren Beach Featured in ThinkProgress Article on Bisexual Health

Dr. Lauren Beach, an ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, was recently featured in a ThinkProgress article focused on bisexual health. Published during Bisexual Health Awareness Month, the article detailed the barriers bisexual patients face when accessing mental health care. Dr. Beach pointed out that “while bisexual patients may experience similar stressors as gay, lesbian, and other monosexual patients, it has also been shown that bisexual people experience bisexual-specific minority stress.” Rather than general LBGT cultural competency trainings, Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Gregory Phillips II Named Program Chair of the American Evaluation Association’s Social Network Analysis Topical Interest Group

We are excited to announce that Dr. Gregory Phillips II, director of the EDIT Program, has been named Program Chair of the American Evaluation Association (AEA)‘s Social Network Analysis Topical Interest Group (SNA TIG).

As Program Chair, Dr. Phillips will have an important role in determining the content of that branch of the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference. Continue Reading ▶︎

Registration Now Open for Queertopia 2018

ISGMH is proud to be co-sponsoring the 11th annual Queertopia Conference. The Queertopia Conference is an annual LGBTQ+ academic conference organized by Northwestern University’s Queer Pride Graduate Student Association. This year’s conference will take place on April 21, 2018. Featuring graduate and postgraduate research across disciplines, Queertopia 2018 will foster critical dialogue on topics related to gender and sexuality. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Granted Green Office Certification

ISGMH is proud to announce that we are officially a certified Green Office! Developed by Northwestern’s sustainNU program, the Green Office Certification is awarded to spaces that take certain measures to use environmental best practices in the workplace. In working towards this Green Office certification, our office’s Green Team has implemented policies to collectively conserve energy and water, reduce waste, and increase awareness of environmental sustainability in our space. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Francesca Gaiba and Jazz Stephens Featured as Panel Members at Critical Intersections Symposium

Dr. Francesca Gaiba, ISGMH associate director, and Jazz Stephens, FAB 400 research assistant, were both invited to serve as panel members during the Northwestern University Women’s Center Critical Intersections Symposium on February 28th. The Critical Intersections Symposium celebrated the Women’s Center’s 30th anniversary by providing a platform for Northwestern faculty, staff, and alumni to reflect on what it means to do feminist intellectual, political, and community work. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Bálint Néray Awarded Postdoc Professional Development Travel Award

Dr. Bálint Néray, ISGMH postdoctoral fellow, was recently awarded a Postdoc Professional Development Travel Award from the Graduate School at Northwestern University. Dr. Néray will use the award this summer to travel to the 2018 Sunbelt Conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands, where he will present a talk titled “Inferring the organizing principles of young men who have sex with men from combining many sex-reports.”

Congratulations, Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎

EDIT Launches the Community Award for Research and Evaluation Services (CARES)

The EDIT Program is proud to announce the creation of a new award to support the innovative work of community organizations to improve the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals. EDIT CARES (Community Award for Research and Evaluation Services) will fund EDIT staff time to provide pro-bono evaluation, data integration, or other technical assistance services to community organizations based in Chicagoland focusing on SGM populations. Continue Reading ▶︎

Drs. Kathryn Macapagal and Ashley Kraus Invited to Speak to Department of Communication Studies Class

On February 22, Drs. Kathryn Macapagal and Ashley Kraus presented a guest lecture for a Health and Social Media undergraduate class in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. Their lecture discussed the use of social media to promote sexual health in sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth.

Their guest lecture was given as a part of ISGMH’s new Social Media Working Group (SMWG). Continue Reading ▶︎