A groundbreaking overview of transgender relationship violence
In the course of their lives, around fifty percent of transgender people will experience intimate partner violence in their relationships—including psychological, physical, or sexual abuse. In Transgender Intimate Partner Violence, Adam M. Messinger and Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz bring together a diverse group of scholars, service providers, activists, and others to examine this widespread problem, shedding light on the often-hidden experiences of transgender survivors.
Drawing on two decades of research, contributors explore transgender intimate partner violence in all of its complexities, offering an overview of this emerging body of policy, research, and practice. They offer best practices to enhance research, services, and healing for transgender survivors.
A revolutionary volume, Transgender Intimate Partner Violence offers insight into how to create a compassionate and inclusive world for transgender communities.
Adam M. Messinger, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Justice Studies and Gender Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, where he researches intimate partner violence in the relationships of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people (LGBTQ IPV). His most recent book—LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Research (2017, University of California Press)—provides an in-depth look at the last forty years of LGBTQ IPV research, drawing evidence-based tips for future public policy and service provision. Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. He’s the author of Transgressed: Intimate Partner Violence in Transgender Lives (NYU Press, 2019).
Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. He’s the author of Transgressed: Intimate Partner Violence in Transgender Lives (NYU Press, 2019).
A collection of essays focusing on the history, definition, social context, treatment, and legal aspects of transgender life. The chapters are well organized and form a consistent and comprehensive body of work addressing the full scope of the phenomenon of transgender intimate partner violence. Most of the authors are recognized as qualified or leading experts in their fields.
This volume is essential reading for everyone committed to violence prevention and transgender equality. Far beyond solely presenting empirical findings to improve future scholarship, it also provides best practices for professionals working with survivors and suggestions for policy reform, all while bringing visibility to a critically important social problem.
~Vanessa Panfil, author of The Gang's All Queer: The Lives of Gay Gang Members
Recognizing the alarming reality that transgender individuals experience some of the highest rates of intimate partner violence, Messinger and Guadalupe-Diaz have assembled a pioneering, transformative, cerebral, interdisciplinary, and praxis-oriented compilation that merges the knowledge of scholars, survivors, advocates, and activists.
The authors of Transgender Intimate Partner Violence: A Comprehensive Introduction raise awareness and provide critical analyses of the experiences of transgender survivors and victims of intimate partner violence. The authors also intricately and humanistically address the complexities of transgender perpetrators of intimate partner violence.
~Hillary Potter, author of Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse