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Informatics Department

Donald Bren School of Information
and Computer Sciences

University of California, Irvine

This is a working list of research literature about transgender people and digital technology, digital and social media, and the Internet. I am certain that I am missing some important pieces, and I expect this list to grow over time. Please email me with additions, and I will add them to the list. Disclaimer: I have read most but not all of these pieces, and while most of them are respectful and sensitive to trans people, some are not; yet I include them here for the sake of completeness.

Year Author(s) Title Item Type Publication Title URL Volume Issue Pages DOI
2018 Ahmed, Alex A. Trans Competent Interaction Design: A Qualitative Study on Voice, Identity, and Technology journal article Interacting with Computers [link] 30 1 53-71 10.1093/iwc/iwx018
2015 Barnett, Joshua Trey Fleshy Metamorphosis: Temporal Pedagogies of Transsexual Counterpublics book chapter Transgender Communication Studies: Histories, Trends, and Trajectories (Lexington Books) 155-169
2011 Beemyn, Brett Genny; Rankin, Susan The Lives of Transgender People book Columbia University Press
2017 Beirl, Diana; Zeitlin, Anya; Chan, Jerald; Loh, Kai Ip Alvin; Zhong, Xiaodi GotYourBack: An Internet of Toilets for the Trans* Community conference paper Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems [link] 39-45 10.1145/3027063.3049272
2008 Berg, Martin Självets garderobiär: Självreflexiva genuslekar och queer socialpsykologi thesis Lund University [link]
2015 Billingsley, Amy Technology and Narratives of Continuity in Transgender Experiences journal article Feminist Philosophy Quarterly [link] 1 1 10.5206/fpq/2015.1.6
2015 Bivens, Rena The Gender Binary Will Not be Deprogrammed: Ten Years of Coding Gender on Facebook journal article New Media & Society [link] 19 6 880-898 10.1177/1461444815621527
2011 Bremer, Signe Kroppslinjer – Kön, transsexualism och kropp i berättelser om könskorrigering thesis Göteborg University [link]
2017 Cannon, Yuliya; Speedlin, Stacy; Avera, Joe; Robertson, Derek; Ingram, Mercedes; Prado, Ashely Transition, Connection, Disconnection, and Social Media: Examining the Digital Lived Experiences of Transgender Individuals journal article Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling [link] 11 2 68-87 10.1080/15538605.2017.1310006
2010 Cárdenas, Micha I am Transreal: A reflection on/of Becoming Dragon book chapter Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Da Capo Press) 116-121
2011 Cárdenas, Micha The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities book Atropos Press
2016 Cavalcante, Andre "I Did It All Online:" Transgender identity and the management of everyday life journal article Critical Studies in Media Communication [link] 33 1 109-122 10.1080/15295036.2015.1129065
2017 Cipolletta, Sabrina; Votadoro, Riccardo; Faccio, Elena Online support for transgender people: an analysis of forums and social networks journal article Health & Social Care in the Community [link] 25 5 1542-551 10.1111/hsc.12448
2017 Costanza-Chock, Sasha; Schweidler, Chris; Transformative Media Organizing Project Toward transformative media organizing: LGBTQ and Two-Spirit media work in the United States journal article Media, Culture & Society [link] 39 2 159-184 10.1177/0163443716674360
2013 Dame, Avery "I’m your hero? Like me?": The role of 'expert' in the trans male vlog journal article Journal of Language and Sexuality [link] 2 1 40-69 10.1075/jls.2.1.02dam
2016 Dame, Avery Making a name for yourself: tagging as transgender ontological practice on Tumblr journal article Critical Studies in Media Communication [link] 33 1 23-37 10.1080/15295036.2015.1130846
2014 Farnel, Megan Kickstarting trans*: The crowdfunding of gender/sexual reassignment surgeries journal article New Media & Society [link] 17 2 215-230 10.1177/1461444814558911
2014 Fink, Marty; Miller, Quinn Trans Media Moments Tumblr, 2011–2013 journal article Television & New Media [link] 15 7 611-626 10.1177/1527476413505002
2016 Fischer, Mia #Free_CeCe: The material convergence of social media activism journal article Feminist Media Studies [link] 16 5 755-771 10.1080/14680777.2016.1140668
2018 Fritz, Niki; Gonzalez, Amy Not the Normal Trans Story: Negotiating Trans Narratives While Crowdfunding at the Margins journal article International Journal of Communication [link] 12
2004 Gauthier, DeAnn K.; Chaudoir, Nancy K. Tranny boyz: Cyber community support in negotiating sex and gender mobility among female to male transsexuals journal article Deviant Behavior [link] 25 4 375-398 10.1080/01639620490441272
2012 Ghazali, Suriati; Nor, Azilah Mohamad Media roles in male-to-female transsexual identity formation among university students in Malaysia conference paper 2012 International Conference on Humanity, History and Society [link]
2017 Gonzales, Amy; Fritz, Nicole Prioritizing Flexibility and Intangibles: Medical Crowdfunding for Stigmatized Individuals conference paper Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [link] 2371-2375 10.1145/3025453.3025647
2018 Haimson, Oliver L. The Social Complexities of Transgender Identity Disclosure on Social Media thesis University of California, Irvine
2015 Haimson, Oliver L.; Bowser, Anne E.; Melcer, Edward F.; Churchill, Elizabeth F. Online Inspiration and Exploration for Identity Reinvention conference paper Proceedings of the 2015 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [link] 3809–3818 10.1145/2702123.2702270
2016 Haimson, Oliver L.; Brubaker, Jed R.; Dombrowski, Lynn; Hayes, Gillian R. Digital Footprints and Changing Networks During Online Identity Transitions conference paper Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [link] 2895–2907 10.1145/2858036.2858136
2015 Haimson, Oliver L.; Brubaker, Jed R.; Dombrowski, Lynn; Hayes, Gillian R. Disclosure, Stress, and Support During Gender Transition on Facebook conference paper Proceedings of the 2015 CSCW Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing [link] 1176–1190 10.1145/2675133.2675152
2015 Haimson, Oliver L.; Brubaker, Jed R.; Loder, Courtney; Dombrowski, Lynn; Hayes, Gillian R. User Response to Facebook’s Custom Gender Options conference paper iConference 2015 Proceedings [link]
2017 Haimson, Oliver L.; Hayes, Gillian R. Changes in Social Media Affect, Disclosure, and Sociality for a Sample of Transgender Americans in 2016's Political Climate conference paper Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Web and Social Media [link] 72-81
2015 Haimson, Oliver L.; Hayes, Gillian R. Toward Trans Inclusion in Feminist HCI workshop paper CSCW Workshop on Feminism and Feminist Approaches in Social Computing [link]
2016 Haimson, Oliver L.; Hoffmann, Anna Lauren Constructing and enforcing "authentic" identity online: Facebook, real names, and non-normative identities journal article First Monday [link] 21 6 10.5210/fm.v21i6.6791
2018 Hamidi, Foad; Scheuerman, Morgan Klaus; Branham, Stacy M. Gender Recognition or Gender Reductionism? The Social Implications of Automatic Gender Recognition Systems conference paper Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [link]
2017 Hawkins, Blake; Gieseking, Jack Seeking ways to our transgender bodies, by ourselves: Rationalizing transgender-specific health information behaviors journal article Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology [link] 54 1 702-704 10.1002/pra2.2017.14505401122
2002 Hegland, Jane E.; Nelson, Nancy J. Cross-Dressers in Cyber-Space: Exploring the Internet as a Tool for Expressing Gendered Identity journal article International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies [link] 7 3-Feb 139-161 10.1023/A:1015845100237
2016 Heinz, matthew Entering Transmasculinity: The Inevitability of Discourse book Intellect Press
2011 Heinz, matthew Transmen on the Web: Inscribing Multiple Discourses book chapter The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media (John Wiley & Sons)
2005 Hill, Darryl B. Coming to terms: Using technology to know identity journal article Sexuality and Culture [link] 9 3 24-52 10.1007/s12119-005-1013-x
2017 Hoffmann, Anna Lauren Data, Technology, and Gender: Thinking About (And From) Trans Lives book chapter Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology (Routledge)
2014 Horak, Laura Trans on YouTube Intimacy, Visibility, Temporality journal article TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly [link] 1 4 572-585 10.1215/23289252-2815255
2008 Hussain, Zaheer; Griffiths, Mark D. Gender Swapping and Socializing in Cyberspace: An Exploratory Study journal article CyberPsychology & Behavior [link] 11 1 47-53 10.1089/cpb.2007.0020
2017 Jackson, Sarah J; Bailey, Moya; Foucault Welles, Brooke #GirlsLikeUs: Trans advocacy and community building online journal article New Media & Society [link] 10.1177/1461444817709276
2018 Jaroszewski, Samantha; Lottridge, Danielle; Haimson, Oliver L.; Quehl, Katie “Genderfluid” or “Attack Helicopter”: Responsible HCI Practice with Non-Binary Gender Variation in Online Communities conference paper Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [link]
2017 Jenzen, Olu Trans youth and social media: moving between counterpublics and the wider web journal article Gender, Place & Culture [link] 1-16 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1396204
2011 Kannabiran, Gopinaath Themself: Critical Analysis of Gender in Facebook workshop paper Feminism and Interaction Design Workshop at CHI 2011 [link]
2014 Kopas, Merritt Trans Women & The New Hypertext essay Lambda Literary [link]
2017 Mackenzie, Lars Z. The Afterlife of Data Identity, Surveillance, and Capitalism in Trans Credit Reporting journal article TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly [link] 4 1 45-60 10.1215/23289252-3711529
2014 Marciano, Avi Living the VirtuReal: Negotiating Transgender Identity in Cyberspace journal article Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication [link] 19 4 824-838 10.1111/jcc4.12081
2018 Marshall, Zack; Brunger, Fern; Welch, Vivian; Shabnam, Asghari; Kaposy, Chris Open Availability of Patient Medical Photographs in Google Images Search Results: Cross-Sectional Study of Transgender Research journal article Journal of Medical Internet Research [link] 20 2 10.2196/jmir.8787
2015 McInroy, Lauren B.; Craig, Shelley L. Transgender Representation in Offline and Online Media: LGBTQ Youth Perspectives journal article Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment [link] 25 6 606-617 10.1080/10911359.2014.995392
2017 Miller, Jordan Forrest "I Wanna Know Where the Rule Book Is": YouTube as a Site of Counternarratives to Transnormativity thesis Georgia State University [link]
2016 Oakley, Abigail Disturbing Hegemonic Discourse: Nonbinary Gender and Sexual Orientation Labeling on Tumblr journal article Social Media + Society [link] 2 3 10.1177/2056305116664217
2015 Pohjanen, Aira Maria; Kortelainen, Terttu Anna Maarit Transgender information behaviour journal article Journal of Documentation [link] 72 1 172-190 10.1108/JD-04-2015-0043
2014 Prosser, Jay Digital Trans video YouTube [link]
2010 Raun, Tobias Screen-Births: Exploring the Transformative Potential in Trans Video Blogs journal article Graduate Journal of Social Science [link] 7 2 113-30
2015 Raun, Tobias Video blogging as a vehicle of transformation: Exploring the intersection between trans identity and information technology journal article International Journal of Cultural Studies [link] 18 3 365-378 10.1177/1367877913513696
2017 Raun, Tobias; Keegan, Cáel Nothing to Hide: Selfies, Sex, and the Visibility Dilemma in Trans Male Online Cultures book chapter Sex in the Digital Age (Routledge)
2014 Rawson, K.J. Transgender Worldmaking in Cyberspace: Historical Activism on the Internet journal article QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking [link] 1 2 38-60 10.14321/qed.1.2.0038
2004 Shapiro, Eve 'Trans'cending Barriers journal article Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services [link] 16 4-Mar 165-179 10.1300/J041v16n03_11
2010 Shapiro, Eve Gender Circuits: Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age book Routledge
2012 Siebler, Kay Transgender Transitions: Sex/Gender Binaries in the Digital Age journal article Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health [link] 16 1 74-99 10.1080/19359705.2012.632751
1995 Stone, Allucquère Rosanne The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age book MIT Press
1987 Stone, Allucquère Rosanne (Sandy) The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto document N/A [link]
2017 Vivienne, Son "I will not hate myself because you cannot accept me": Problematizing empowerment and gender-diverse selfies journal article Popular Communication [link] 15 2 126-140 10.1080/15405702.2016.1269906
2017 Wargo, Jon M. #donttagyourhate: Reading Collecting and Curating as Genres of Participation in LGBT Youth Activism on Tumblr journal article Digital Culture & Education [link] 9 1 14-30
1998 Whittle, Stephen The Trans-Cyberian Mail Way journal article Social & Legal Studies [link] 7 3 389-408 10.1177/096466399800700304
2016 Williams, Melvin L. "I Don't Belong in Here!" A Social Media Analysis of Digital Protest, Transgender Rights, and International Restroom Legislation book chapter Social Media: Culture and Identity (Lexington Books)