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Alyssa Lynne

Area(s) of Interest

Medical Sociology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Global and Transnational Sociology, Transgender Studies, Qualitative Methods, Thailand, United States

Current Research:

Dissertation Title: “Transnationalizing Gender, Medicine, and Standardization: Gender-Affirming Healthcare in Thailand and the United States”

In my dissertation, I examine how the creation and implementation of standardized clinical practice guidelines in gender-affirming healthcare for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) folks are shaped by tensions between professional and lay expertise and the local and global. I study these tensions on a transnational scale with a special focus on Thailand and the United States. Throughout the project, I use a variety of qualitative research methods, including in-depth interviews with providers, activists, and patients in Thailand and the United States; ethnographic observation of workshops, trainings, and conferences for transgender health; and content analysis of medical journals, clinical practice guidelines, and manuals.

My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation GRFP, the U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies, the Sexualities Project at Northwestern, the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, and the Dispute Resolution Research Center.


Lynne, Alyssa and Jillana Enteen. 2021. “Thai Trans Women’s Agency and the Destigmatisation of HIV-Related Care.” Culture, Health & Sexuality. (Online First). DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2021.1933183.

Lynne, Alyssa. 2021. “Paired Double Consciousness: A Du Boisian Approach to Gender and Transnational Double Consciousness in Thai Kathoey Self-Formation.” Social Problems (68)2: 250–266. DOI: 10.1093/socpro/spaa073.

Effiom, Juan-Ita, Dominick Fields, Alyssa Lynne and Phoua Xiong.* 2012. “Attitudes Toward Work Flexibility Across Generations.” Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research 2(1): 148–164.

*All authors contributed equally to this article and are listed in alphabetical order.

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