Nova J. Bradford

Graduate Research Assistant, Program in Human Sexuality (PHS)

Nova J. Bradford

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Graduate Research Assistant, Program in Human Sexuality (PHS)


Summary

Nova J. Bradford is a Graduate Research Assistant for the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health and a graduate student in the Department of Social Work at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Her research interests include victimization experiences of transgender adolescents and young adults in relation to identity development trajectories and mental and sexual health outcomes. In her work at NCGSH, she has been involved in the development and validation of measures, grant-writing, program evaluation, and clinical chart review. She has utilized her training in mixed methodologies to conduct analyses on the topics of genderqueer identities, sex education in transgender adolescents, and mental health in gender-creative children. Outside of her time at the National Center, she conducts training for attorneys, physicians, and therapists on cultural responsiveness in working with the transgender community, and is passionate about advocating within municipal government for the empowerment of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming Minnesotans.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Victimization experiences of transgender adolescents and young adults in relation to identity development trajectories and mental and sexual health outcomes

Publications

Bradford, N.J., Dewitt, J., Decker, J., Berg, D.R., Spencer, K.G., & Ross, M.W. (online first). Sex education and transgender youth: “Trust means material by and for queer and trans people.” Sex Education, online ahead of print June 5, 2018. doi:10.1080/14681811.2018.1478808

Catalpa, J. M., McGuire, J. K., Fish, J. N., Bradford, N. J., Rider, G. N., & Berg, D. R. (under review). Predictive validity of the genderqueer identity scale (GQI): Differences between genderqueer and transgender individuals. [Special Issue]. International Journal of Transgenderism.

Bradford, N. J., Rider, G. N., Catalpa, J., Morrow, Q. J., Berg, D. R., Spencer, K. G., & McGuire, J. (online first). Creating gender: A thematic analysis of genderqueer narratives. [Special Issue]. International Journal of Transgenderism, online ahead of print May 25, 2018. doi:10.1080/15532739.2018.1474516