Women's and Gender Studies

How Research is (Mis)Used to Support the Marginalization of Transgender People"

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Brynn Tannehill, author of

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Trans

(But Were Afraid to Ask)


“How Research is (Mis)Used to Support the Marginalization of Transgender People”


Monday, January 28, 7:00-8:00 pm

Madison Union 256 (in the old Warren Hall building of Madison Union )*

James Madison University


8:15pm: Book signing and light refreshments

(The JMU Bookstore will have books for sale at the event.)


Brynn Tannehill graduated from the Naval Academy with a B.S. in computer science in 1997. She earned her Naval Aviator wings in 1999 and flew SH-60B helicopters and P-3C maritime patrol aircraft during three deployments between 2000 and 2004. She served as a campaign analyst while deployed overseas to 5th Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain from 2005 to 2006. In 2008 Brynn earned a M.S. in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology and transferred from active duty to the Naval Reserves. In 2008 Tannehill began working as a senior defense research scientist in private industry. She is the co-founder of SPART*A, which advocates for and supports our actively-serving LGBT military members and veterans and their families, while working to ensure the military provides equal opportunity for all service members regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity.


Sponsored by:

Shenandoah Valley Equality

Department of Justice Studies (JMU)

Cross Disciplinary Studies and Diversity Engagement (JMU)

University Health Center—The Well, SOGIE Programming (JMU)

Center for Multicultural Student Services (JMU)


Parking: Grace Street Parking Deck is closest—you do NOT need a JMU parking permit to park there for this event. See map below for parking deck.)


*Campus Map: https://www.jmu.edu/map/ (click on “Madison Union” on the map to see which building is “Warren Hall”)


Questions: Contact Dr. Christine Robinson at robin2cm@jmu.edu

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