img_7620Kyla Bender-Baird, author of Transgender Employment Experiences: Gendered Perceptions and the Law, is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. She holds an M.S. in Women’s Studies from Towson University and a B.A. in Sociology from Principia College.  Kyla specializes in gender, sexuality, law and society, and medical sociology.  Her dissertation investigates transgender legal consciousness.  Outside of the academy, Kyla has worked with the Global Fund for Women, the National Council for Research on Women, the National LGBTQ Task Force, GenderPAC, and Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette. Originally from Oregon, Kyla has been a happy resident of Brooklyn, NY for nearly a decade.

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