Chris Hanssmann is an Assistant Professor in Women and Gender Studies at SF State University. He studies the politics of health, science and medicine, focusing on relationships between biomedicine and social movements. Chris' research training is in sociology and public health. He is currently writing a book called Care Without Pathology about the transnational emergence of transgender health care as an institutionalizing field and a public good. He works collaboratively with researchers and activists in feminist, queer, and trans*feminist health and justice and has published articles in Transgender Studies Quarterly, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, and Social Science and Medicine. Chris teaches WGS classes on social movements; feminist studies of science, health and the environment; and transgender health.