One of my primary focuses in higher education and student affairs is research and scholarship to provide empirical foundations for best practices, particularly for transgender college students. As a recent graduate student myself, I am just beginning to dive into what I foresee as a lifelong endeavor of social science research.
For other researchers and scholar-practitioners interested in furthering our knowledge on transgender students, please check out my #TransHESA initiative.
I am currently working on two projects: 1) further analysis of the data from my thesis study about use of campus resources and support for gender transition and 2) a chapter on "fit" and trans professionals (with CJ Venable and Nick Thuot).
Academic Conference Presentations
- Inselman, K. (2017, October). Disclosure and Nondisclosure of Trans Identity by Trans College Students. Paper presented at the 2nd National Symposium on LGBTQ Research in Higher Education, DeKalb, IL.
- Taylor, J. L., Dockendorff, K., & Inselman, K. (2015, November). Decoding the Digital Campus Climate for LGBTQ Students in Community Colleges. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Denver, CO.
- Inselman, K. (2015, November). Beyond the “Tipping Point”: A New Era of Transgender Student Experiences in Higher Education. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Denver, CO.
- Venable, C. J., Inselman, K., & Thuot, N. (in press). Negotiating fit while ‘misfit’: Three ways trans professionals navigate student affairs. In Reece, B. J, Tran, V., DeVore, E. N., & Porcaro, G., (Eds.), Debunking the Myth of Job Fit in Student Affairs. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
- Taylor, J. L., Dockendorff, K. J., & Inselman, K. (2017). Decoding the Digital Campus Climate for Prospective LGBTQ+ Community College Students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice. doi:10.1080/10668926.2017.1281177
- Inselman, K. (2016, March). Identifying Best Practices for Working with LGBT Clients. Career Developments, 32(2), 20-21.
- Seelman, K. L., Walls, N. E., Costello, K., Steffens, K., Inselman, K., Montague-Asp, H., & Colorado Trans on Campus Coalition. (2012). Invisibilities, Uncertainties, and Unexpected Surprises: The Experiences of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students, Staff, and Faculty at Universities & Colleges in Colorado. Denver, CO: Authors.
My master's thesis, Differences in Use of Campus Resources for Gender Transition and Support by Trans College Students: A Mixed-Methods Study was completed in May 2017. You can access it on ProQuest and, soon, through the University of Utah's USpace repository.