Dr. Chris Hanssmann

Position Title
Visiting Scholar


Chris Hanssmann is an Assistant Professor in Women and Gender Studies at SF State University. He studies the politics of health, science, and medicine, focusing on the relations between biomedical and social movement practices. He is currently writing a book on the transnational emergence of transgender health care as an institutionalizing field and a public good. He works collaboratively with researchers and activists in feminist, queer, and transfeminist health justice movements and recently completed a collectively authored book on feminist science studies and political action. He has published articles in Transgender Studies Quarterly, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, and Social Science and Medicine.