CCH RESEARCH SEMINAR
Health Communication Research Seminar
A platform for cutting-edge work in health communication, forging new collaborations, and building community.
Presentation date: March 25, 2021
Presentation date: December 05, 2018
Presentation date: January 23, 2020
Presentation date: December 10, 2020
Presentation date: January 23, 2019
Presentation date: February 09, 2021
Research is central to the mission of the Center for Communication and Health. To help keep us all connected and informed, a monthly research seminar hosted by the Center brings together faculty, staff, students, and field experts to discuss cutting-edge work in health communication, forge new collaborations, and build community.
Health Communication Research Seminar is held monthly, on dates to be determined, during the noon hour. Currently, we are limited to hosting the one-hour series via Zoom. The seminars are free and open to everyone. The only requirement is registration in advance.
Understanding Opposition to Transgender Rights:
The Health Misinformation Perspective
Transgender rights have become the flashpoint du jour of the American culture wars, with the conservative movement, in particular, giving opposition to trans rights high priority. One key weapon in the arsenal of those who oppose trans rights has been health misinformation, which they have successfully employed to advance their political ends. Beyond negatively impacting trans people’s mental health and increasing barriers to accessing necessary medical care, the conservative campaign of misinformation has supported a wave of anti-transgender federal policy, state legislation, and mass media discourse (much of which has targeted trans youth specifically). As such, transgender health misinformation is—beyond a health equity issue—a social, cultural, and political problem. Drawing on a misinformation perspective to analyze current trends in trans-related policy and media discourse, this presentation explores the path forward for actualizing the health and human rights of transgender populations in the United States.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
Virtual Presentations via Zoom
T.J. Billard, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Studies
School of Communication,
The Center for Applied Transgender Studies
The Health Communication Research Seminar series will conclude with the aforementioned June 2021 presentation and will resume in early fall of AY21-22.
Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable summer.
Interested in presenting your research?
please contact Rosa Ortiz (firstname.lastname@example.org).