Expert Available: U.S. Ban on Military Service by Transgender People

Following the announcement by President Trump that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the United States military, a Carleton expert is available to comment.

Stephen Saideman
Paterson Chair in International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs


Saideman’s research interests focus on the causes and consequences of intervention into intra-state conflicts. His current research deals with the role of legislatures in democratic civil-military relations.  He teaches courses on contemporary international security, civil-military relations and United States foreign and defence policy. Saideman has expertise in civil-military relations, ethnic conflict, civil war and foreign policy analysis.


Dan Irving
Associate Professor in Sexuality Studies and Human Rights, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 1899

Currently, Irving is wrapping up his study of transgender and two-spirit individuals’ experiences of unemployment and underemployment. He has presented his findings to academic, professional and public audiences.

Irving is the co-editor of Trans Activism in Canada: A Reader (with Rupert Raj) published by Canadian Scholar’s Press.  His work has been published in Transgender Studies Reader 2, Sexuality Studies and Australian Feminist Studies.

In 2015, he launched his research project exploring Eminem, “aggrieved entitlement” (Kimmel 2008) and other affective dimensions of youth masculinities in times of socio-economic crisis.


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