Dr Carla A. Pfeffer

Dr. Carla A. Pfeffer is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina. Across all of her research and teaching, Pfeffer focuses on the social processes and beliefs that define individuals and communities as marginal, unusual, or problematic, as well as how members of these stigmatized groups manage and adapt to living under such social strain. Pfeffer’s research on cisgender women’s partnerships with transgender men has been published in the American Journal of SociologyGender & SocietyJournal of Marriage and Family, and the Journal of Lesbian Studies. Her book, Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. This research has been recognized through funding and awards from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, National Council on Family Relations, and the sections on Sexualities and Sex and Gender of the American Sociological Association.