Fac/Staff profile

Amy Brainer


Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Sociology
2036 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128


Dr. Brainer conducts research on queer and transgender family issues in Taiwan and in transnational contexts. She is writing a book based on her ethnographic research and interviews with LGBTQ people and with their heterosexual parents and siblings in 11 of Taiwan's 13 counties. A second project analyzes how queer and trans people navigate family-based immigration to the United States. At UM-Dearborn, Dr. Brainer is Coordinator of the LGBTQ Studies Certificate Program and faculty advisor to two student organizations, She's the First and Pride. She teaches Sexualities, Genders & Bodies (Wgst/Hum/Soc 366), LGBTQ Religious Experience (Wgst/Rels/Soc 388), and Family, Sexuality & Human Rights (Wgst/Anth/Soc 451) among other courses.

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