Two new books written by Dr. sj Miller about gender identity in Education

Two new books written by Dr. sj Miller about gender identity in pre-K through University Education have recently been published.

about Gender Identity Justice in Schools and Communities’

What is gender identity justice, why does it matter, and what are the implications for not doing this work in today’s schools? This premiere book in the new Teachers College Press series School : Questions carefully walks readers through both theory and practice to equip them with the skills needed to bring gender identity justice into classrooms, schools, and ultimately society. The text looks into the root causes and ways to change the conditions that have created gender identity injustice. It opens up spaces where evolving, indeterminate gender identities will be understood and recognized as asset-based, rich sources for learning literacy and literacy learning. As educators take up the strategies mapped out across this text, they will learn how to foster school environments that aid all students in becoming agents for social change. This text is the first of its kind to address gender identity in teacher education with pathways to take up the work in communities and beyond.

Book Features:

  • Provides concrete strategies for supporting students with complex gender identities.
  • Cuts across all disciplines and academic levels.
  • Offers an innovative theory of trans*+ for education.
  • Includes a glossary, definitions, and useful charts and illustrations.
  • Unpacks the dangers of cisgender assumptions in schools.
  • Introduces new vocabulary about gender identity.

‘About Navigating Trans and Complex Gender Identities’

We all encounter others whose gender identities differ from our own, whether it is in the classroom, in public, in the media or online. For many, there is anxiety about which words to use in conversation and sometimes people keep quiet so as to not offend someone whose gender identity may not be readily discernible, when in actuality, what they desire is to understand, learn, and interact.

This book offers practical research-based strategies for expanding personal, social and political awareness about gender-identity privileges – helping the reader to work through fears and unpack ingrained communication patterns and language. In order to better understand the ever-evolving landscape of gender identity the authors provide historical and political background for the transgender movement and consider how issues of age, culture, race, social class, media, celebrity and religion affect transgender identities.

The book includes a glossary of key terms, a foreword from leading transgender rights activist, Jamison Green, and an afterword by Meredith Talusan, Contributing Editor at them. Written for educators and individuals committed to learning about changes and shifts in gender identities, this book gives grounded, real-time, practical and solution-oriented ideas and language about how to be a better communicator, listener and responder to trans and non-binary gender identities.

sj is available for presentations, talks, keynotes and professional development.