Recruiting for Study

Participate in a Research Study about Children and Gender!

I am currently looking for children ages 4-8 who may experience gender differently. They may identify as gender-fluid, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming, gender-variant or transgender. I would like to work with these children and their families in a research study to help us understand more about what factors contribute to creating happy lives for thriving gender-nonconforming children.

This study will involve allowing me to interview parents, interact with your child in your home or a park or play area of your choosing, and do an art activity with your child. Your child will be able to keep the completed art project and all of the art supplies (markers, glue, paper, scissors, etc.) associated with the project.

If you would like to participate, or have questions about the study, please contact me, Dr. Sally Galman, via email at or via phone at 413 658 8950.

Dr. Sally Galman is an anthropologist of childhood and professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is a recognized expert in the field of gender-fluid, gender-creative and transgender children. Dr. Galman is also the parent of a transgenderĀ child.


This study has been approved by, and is conducted with the oversight of the University of Massachusetts Institutional Review Board, in accordance with the guidelines of the federal Office of Human Research Protections

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