Workshop: Strategies for Addressing Cisnormativity in Psychology Research

Monday July 25, 2022
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Members of the psychology department are invited to a workshop on Strategies for Addressing Cisnormativity in Psychology Research with Dr. A.J. Lowik.

This workshop will identify and illustrate the need for precision and inclusion in psychology research methods. We will talk about the pervasive erasure of intersex, trans, and Two-Spirit people from the psychology research landscape, and discuss strategies to address cisnormativity across various stages of the research process. If you have questions about how to determine study eligibility criteria in ways that include trans people, are unsure how to collect participants’ sociodemographic details in inclusive ways, or are confused about whether or how to analyze the data of participants who are underrepresented in your sample, this workshop is for you.


Dr. A.J. Lowik

Dr. A.J. Lowik has a PhD from the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC, and is the Gender Equity Advisor at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE), in Vancouver. Their research focuses on trans people’s reproductive lives, health and experiences accessing reproductive health care services, including work that focuses on menstruation, lactation, pregnancy, and abortion. They are deeply committed to the inclusion and liberation of intersex, trans, and Two-Spirit people. They are leading the development of a CGSHE Research Equity Toolkit project called Gender & Sex in Methods and Measurement, and have trained hundreds of researchers, clinicians and activists on how to create trans- and gender-inclusive services, spaces, research studies and social justice movements.


We acknowledge that this event is taking place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).