Through his writing, Reese contributes to societal and academic dialogues on queer and trans inclusion, healthcare inequities, sociological theory, education, and more. His work can be found in journals, anthologies, newspapers, encyclopedias, and websites, both internationally and domestically. This page includes a list of his publications and an overview of the impact of Reese’s work.

(Reese Kelly – Primary Report Author) The JED Foundation. 2021. Proud & Thriving Report and Framework: Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ High School, College, and University Students. The JED Foundation. New York, NY.

Reese Kelly. 2021. Proud & Thriving Project Announcement & Literature Reviews Executive Summary: Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ High School, College, and University Students. The Jed Foundation. New York, NY.

Maren Greathouse and Reese Kelly. 2021. Proud & Thriving Literature Review: Exploring Mental Health Considerations for LGBQ+ Students. The Jed Foundation. New York, NY.

Maren Greathouse and Reese Kelly. 2021. Proud & Thriving Literature Review: Exploring Mental Health Considerations for Trans & Non-Binary Students. The Jed Foundation. New York, NY.

Reese C. Kelly. 2021. “Consider my perspective when voting for school leadership” commentary in VTDigger.

Sonny Nordmarken and Reese C. Kelly. 2014. “Limiting Transgender Health: Administrative Violence and Microaggressions in Health Care Systems” in Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population, eds. Vickie Harvey and Theresa Housel. Rowman and Littlefield.

Reese C. Kelly. 2014. “Queer Theory” in Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community ed. Laura Erickson-Schroth. Oxford University Press.

Reese C. Kelly 2012. “Borders That Matter: Trans Identity Management” Dissertation for completion of Doctorate in Philosophy in Sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Reese C. Kelly. Spring 2011. Review of Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project (Charles Brack, 2008) and Trained in the Ways of Men (Shelly Prevost, 2007), Films for the Feminist Classroom.

Reese C. Kelly. 2010. “Sex Classification, Gender “Normativity”, Transphobia and the impact on Trans and Intersex people and our security.” Protection Manual for LGBTI Defenders ed. Protection International, Belgium.

Reese C. Kelly. 2009. “Moving Across and Beyond Boundaries” Review of Transgender History, by Susan Stryker, GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies 15(4).

Reese C. Kelly. 2009. “Queer Studies” and “Transvestite” Entries in Encyclopedia of Gender and Society. ed. Jodi O’Brien. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Reese Kelly. 2006 and 2011. “Gay Marriage: Why Now? Why at All?” in S. Seidman, N. Fischer & C. Meeks (Eds.), Introducing the New Sexuality Studies: Original Essays and Interviews. 1st and 2nd ed., New York, NY: Routledge.

Reese’s research and academic scholarship is influential in the fields of Transgender Studies, Queer Sociology, and LGBTQ+ Health. 

Reese received several awards and fellowships for his research and scholarship including the Allen E. Liska Dissertation Research Award from the Department of Sociology, at the University at Albany, SUNY, the Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships from Middlebury College, and the nationally renowned Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies. For receiving this prestigious award, Reese was featured on his university’s website in the article Kelly Named a National Woodrow Wilson Fellow

In his 2012 dissertation manuscript “Borders That Matter: Trans Identity Management,” Reese coined the terms “administrative recognition” and “administrative mis/recognition” to characterize the way in which institutions validate or invalidate a trans person’s identity, which can lead to either access to or exclusion from vital support services and benefits. 

In their article “The Development of Transgender Studies in Sociology,” published in the top ranked journal in the field of sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, Kristen Schilt and Danya Lagos identify Reese Kelly’s single authored and co-authored works as critical scholarship in the fifty year development of Transgender Studies in Sociology.

Reese’s single-authored and co-authored work has been cited in several publications, such as: “Queering Gendering: Trans Epistemologies and the Disruption and Production of Gender Accomplishment Practices” by Sonny Nordmarken in Feminist Studies 45 no. 1 (2019): 36-66; “Trans College Students’ Experiences: Institutional Discrimination and Empowered Responses,” by Tre Wentling, in Trans People in Higher Ed, ed. Genny Beemyn (2019) SUNY Press; Queering Multiculturalism: Liberal Theory, Ethnic Pluralism and the Problem of Minorities-within-Minorities by Aret Karademir (2018) Rowman and Littlefield; Other, Please Specify: Queer Methods in Sociology, eds. Kristen Schilt, Tey Meadow and D’Lane Compton (2018) University of California Press; “Sex Categorization in Medical Contexts: A Cautionary Tale.” by Lauren Freeman and Saray Ayala López in Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 28, no. 3 (2018): 243-280; and, “A Culture-Centered Approach to Improving Healthy Trans-Patient–Practitioner Communication: Recommendations for Practitioners Communicating with Trans Individuals” by Katy A. Ross and Gina Castle Bell in Health Communication 30, no. 2 (2017): 730-740.

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