Whiteness in research on men, trans/masculine and non-binary people and reproduction: Two parallel stories

Damien W. Riggs, Ruth Pearce, Sally Hines, Carla A. Pfeffer, Francis Ray White

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In this chapter, we share two parallel stories. Both stories speak to the operations of whiteness in academic research – specifically research on the pregnancy-related experiences of men, trans/masculine and non-binary people. It is arguably the case that the stories we share are likely endemic to a great majority of research undertaken by all-white research teams. As we elaborate further below, it is precisely our whiteness as a project team that underlines the very necessity of this chapter, as our primary focus on the topic led us to overlook, in many ways, the issue of whiteness in our planning of the research project. Thus, the stories we share in this chapter are useful examples of the operation of whiteness in academic research, due to their comment on the relationship between whiteness and the research topic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge International Handbook of New Critical Race and Whiteness Studies
EditorsRikke Andreassen, Catrin Lundström, Suvi Keskinen, Shirley Anne Tate
Place of PublicationOxon, UK
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781003120612
ISBN (Print)9780367637699, 9780367637712
Publication statusPublished - 2024


  • Whiteness
  • Lived experience
  • trans/masculine people
  • non-binary people

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