Research

My intersectional mixed methods research focuses on understanding how power, privilege and oppression operate to marginalize, exclude, and discriminate against groups and individuals through attitudes, policies, oppressive actions and isolation, focusing on health and educational disparities. Currently, my work centers on disability and ableism, and transgender/gender variant identities and transphobia, particularly in regards to health disparities. I am also interested in examining sexuality in marginalized communities, particularly LGBTQ individuals & people with disabilities.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS: PEER REVIEWED

Kattari, S.K., Lavery, A., & Hasche, L. (2017). Applying a social model of disability across the life span. Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment. doi: [Advanced online edition] Link to article

Kattari, S.K., Barman-Adhikari, A., DeChants, J., & Rice, E. (2017). Social networks and sexual risk factor differences between cisgender heterosexual and cisgender LGBQ homeless youth. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 29(2), 182-200. doi: 10.1080/10538720.2017.1296800 Link to article

Kattari, S.K. & Begun, S. (2017). On the margins of the marginalized: Transgender homelessness and survival sex. AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work, 32(1), 92-103. doi: 10.1177/0886109916651904 Link to article

Kattari, S. K., O’Connor, A.A. & Kattari, L. (2017). Development and validation of the transgender inclusive behavior scale (TIBS). Journal of Homosexuality. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2017.1314160 [Advanced online edition] Link to article

Kattari, S. K. & Turner, G. (2017). Examining more inclusive approaches to social work, physical disability, and sexuality. Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, 16(1), 38-53. doi: 10.1080/1536710X.2017.1260517 Link to article

Kattari, S.K., Walls, N.E., & Speer, S.R. (2017). Differences in experiences of discrimination in accessing social services among transgender and gender non-conforming individuals by (dis)ability. Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1080/1536710X.2017.1299661 Link to article

Langenderfer-Magruder, L., Walls, N.E., Whitfield, D.L., Kattari, S. K. and Ramos, D. (2017). Stalking victimization in LGBTQ Adults: A brief report. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260517696871 [Advance online edition] Link to article

Whitfield, D.L., Kattari, S.K., Walls, N.E., & Al-Tayib, A. (2017). Grindr, Growler, and on the hunt: Predictors of Internet and mobile application use among men who have sex with men (MSM). American Journal of Men’s Health. doi: 10.1177/1557988316687843 [Advance online edition] Link to article

Begun, S., Kattari, S. K., McKay, K., Ramseyer Winter, V. & O’Neil, E. (2016). Exploring U.S. social work students’ sexual attitudes and abortion viewpoints. Journal of Sex Research. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2016.1186586 [Advance online edition] Link to article

Kattari, S. K., Walls, N.E., Whitfield, D.L., & Langenderfer-Magruder, L. (2016). Racial and ethnic differences in experiences of discrimination accessing social services among transgender/gender non-conforming people. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work. doi: 10.1080/15313204.2016.1242102 [Advance online edition] Link to article

Kattari, S.K., Walls, N.E., Speer, S.R., & Kattari, L. (2016). The relationship between provider inclusivity and the mental health outcomes of transgender and gender variant people in Colorado. Social Work in Health Care, 55(8), 625-650. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2016.1193099 Link to article

Kattari, S. K., Whitfield, D.L., Walls, N.E., Langenderfer-Magruder, L., & Ramos, D. (2016). Policing gender through housing and employment discrimination: Discrimination between transgender and cisgender LGBQ individuals. Journal of the Society for Social Work Research. doi: 10.1086/686920 [Advance online edition] Link to article

Langenderfer-Magruder, L., Walls, N.E., Kattari, S.K., Whitfield, D.L., & Ramos, D. (2016). Sexual victimization and subsequent police reporting by gender identity among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adults. Violence and Victims. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-14-00082 [Advance online edition] Link to article

Ramseyer Winter, V., Kattari, S. K., Begun, S., & McKay, K. (2016). Personal and professional values: Relationships between social workers’ reproductive health knowledge, attitudes, and ethical decision-making. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 13(2), 35-46.

Ramseyer Winter, V., O’Neill, E., Begun, S., Kattari, S. K., & McKay, K. (2016). MSW student perceptions of sexual health as relevant to the profession: Do social work educational experiences matter? Social Work in Health Care, 55(8), 614-634. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2016.1189476  Link to article

Begun, S. & Kattari, S.K. (2016). Conforming for survival: Associations between transgender visual conformity/passing and homelessness experiences. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 18(1), 54-66. doi: 10.1080/10538720/2016/1125821 Link to article

Langenderfer-Magruder, L., Whitfield, D.L., Walls, N.E., Kattari, S. K. & Ramos, D. (2016). Experiences of intimate partner violence and subsequent police reporting among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adults in Colorado: Comparing rates of cisgender and transgender victimization. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(5), 855-871. doi: 10.1177/0886260514556767 Link to article

Kattari, S. K. & Hasche, L. (2016). Differences across age groups in transgender and gender non-conforming people’s experiences of health care discrimination, harassment, and victimization. Journal of Aging and Health, 28(2), 285-306. doi: 10.1177/0898264315590228 Link to article

Kattari, S. K., Walls, N.E., Whitfield, D.L. & Langenderfer-Magruder, L. (2015). Racial and ethnic differences in experiences of discrimination in accessing health services among transgender people in the United States. International Journal of Transgenderism, 16(2), 68-79. doi: 10.1080/15532739.2015.1064336 Link to article

Kattari, S. K. (2015). Examining ableism in higher education through social dominance theory and social learning theory. Innovative Higher Education, 40(5), 375-386. doi: 10.1007/s10755-015-9320-0 Link to article

Kattari, S. K. (2015). “Getting it”: Identity and sexual communication for sexual and gender minorities with physical disabilities. Sexuality & Culture, 19(4), 882-899. doi: 10.1007/s12119-015-9298-x Link to article

Kattari, S. K. (2014). Sexual experiences of adults with physical disabilities: Negotiating with sexual partners. Sexuality and Disability Special Issue: The Emerging Intersection of Sexuality and Disability in the Profession of Social Work, 32(4), 499-513. doi: 10.1007/s11195-014-9379-z Link to article

BOOKS, CHAPTERS, AND REVIEWS

Hanna, M., Kattari, S.K., & Ingarfield, L. (2017). University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work disability survey executive summary. Denver, CO: University of Denver. GSSW 2016 Disability Survey Executive Summary

Alghabra, H.S., Juarez, S.F., Kattari, S.K, Olzman, M., & Calafell, B. (2016). Critical pedagogy and intersectional sexuality: Exploring our oppressions and privileges through reflexivity, responsibility and resistance. In F. Tuitt, C. Haynes & S. Stewart (Eds), Race, Equity and the Learning Environment: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher Education. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Kattari, S.K. Healthy sexuality. (2016). In J. Laser & N. Nicotera (Eds), Innovative Skills to Support Well-being and Resiliency in Youth. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kattari, S.K., Whitfield, D.L., DeChants, J., & Alvarez, A.R.G. (2016). Barriers to health faced by transgender and non-binary Black and minority ethnic people. United Kingdom: Race Equity Foundation. Available at: http://www.better-health.org.uk/briefings/barriers-health-faced-transgender-and-non-binary-black-and-minority-ethnic-people

Kattari, S.K. Body love and disabilities: Intersections of identities. (2015). In J. Baker (Ed), Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press.

Kattari, S. K. (2015). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ageing: Biographical approaches for inclusive care and support (book review). The Journal of GLBT Family Services. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2015.1012420

Kattari, S.K. (2015). But what about Shanna? In J. Johnson & B. Garrison (Eds), Love, Always: Partners of Trans People on Intimacy, Challenge and Resistance. Oakland, CA: Transgress Press.

Kattari, S. K. (2014). Book review: Excluded – Making feminist and queer movements more inclusive. AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work. doi: 10.1177/0886109914563158

Katz, S. (2014). Your Light. In L. Factora-Borchers & A. Shahidah Simmons (Eds), Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence. Oakland, CA: AK Press.

Katz, S. (2006). The Long Term Effect of Comprehensive Sexuality Education on College Age Women and How They View Their Bodies. Colorado Springs: Colorado College.

Kattari, S. K. (In press). Asexual. In James, R. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Sex and Sexuality: Understanding Biology, Psychology and Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CILO.

Kattari, S. K. (In press). Bornstein, Kate. In James, R. (Ed,) Encyclopedia of Sex and Sexuality: Understanding Biology, Psychology and Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CILO.

Kattari, S. K. (In press). Fausto-Sterling, Anne. In James, R. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Sex and Sexuality: Understanding Biology, Psychology and Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CILO.

Kattari, S. K. (In press). Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association. In James, R. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Sex and Sexuality: Understanding Biology, Psychology and Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CILO.

Kattari, S. K. (In press). National LGBTQ Task Force. In James, R. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Sex and Sexuality: Understanding Biology, Psychology and Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CILO.

Kattari, S. K. (In press). Sex toys. In James, R. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Sex and Sexuality: Understanding Biology, Psychology and Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CILO.

Kattari, S. K. (In press). Two-spirit. In James, R. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Sex and Sexuality: Understanding Biology, Psychology and Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CILO.

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