Listening like an anthropologist: Why deep listening matters for trans* allies

2:10 - 3:10 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2021


In this session, we will spend an hour focused on engaging with video interviews from our local trans* community. This session is for faculty and staff who desire to increase their understanding of what it is like for a student who identifies as trans* and the unique challenges faced in academic environments. If you have limited experience working with students who are trans*, this session is specifically designed for you!



Presenter

 Matt Scott

Matt Scott



Matt Scott married his partner of 10 years back in 2015 and they have embraced the Ozarks as their home! He currently works at a Professional Education Advisor at Missouri State University. Prior to that, he served as a Diversity Educator and Academic Advisor at Ozarks Technical Community College. He has a bachelor’s in theatre, a master of fine arts in acting and directing, and is currently studying to become a counselor. He is a passionate ally for the LGBTQ+ community and is currently researching the mental health and social support experiences of trans* individuals in rural America.