We are delighted to welcome Dr. Avery Everhart as Assistant Professor in GIS, Cartography and Transformation, commencing July 1st 2023.
Avery is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Investigator in both the School of Information, and the Department of Health Behavior & Health Education within the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.
She is a leader in the emerging field of applied transgender studies, which bridges empirical analysis and humanistic theory building to advance our understanding of the social, cultural, and political conditions of transgender lives as they are lived. Her research applies cutting edge methods, drawing from geographic information science and geomatics, health & bioinformatics, and demographic data and information to push for more and better data on transgender life.
Avery is a co-founder, Director of Finance, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies, an independent non-profit which focuses on identifying, analyzing and ultimately proposing solutions to the problems transgender and gender diverse people face.
Through her work with the Center, Avery also co-founded the Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies, where she serves as Reviews Editor. The platinum, open-access journal aims to bridge the gaps between humanistic, social scientific, and STEM approaches to studying trans communities.
Of her appointment, Avery says, “I’m delighted to be joining Geography at UBC. I look forward to bringing my technical skills in geographic information science and expertise in health and medical geography, transgender studies, and intersectionality. I’m especially excited as a trans geographer to work with queer and trans students at all levels, and to mentor emerging geographers interested in health, trans and queer communities, law and human rights, or critical GIS and critical data studies.”