About our lab.

Our Mission

The Trans Research Lab (TRL) is a social justice driven lab conducting research that affirms the experiences of TNG (trans, nonbinary,  gender-nonconforming) and gender diverse individuals.  Through a critical lens, our work aims to meaningfully transform and advance the position of TNG and gender diverse issues within the field of psychology. Our research focuses on the emotions that TNG and gender diverse individuals experience in their day-to-day lives and their ways of coping.  We embrace empowerment, reflexivity, and liberation in our advocacy for and with TNG people.

TRL is a proud collaborator with the Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition (WTHC).  TRL and WTHC consult with each other on ongoing research projects, dissemination of research findings to the community, and trainings. Our partnership uses true community-based participatory research methodology and is demonstrative of both groups’ commitment to improved healthcare for trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming individuals.


"No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us."

Micah Bazant