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PhD, University of Windsor (Canada)
MA, University of Saskatchewan
BA, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Biography / Academic Interests
In the most general sense, Professor Hill’s research is focused on how historical, social, and cultural contexts shape gender and sex identities. Last year he began a series of studies on the historical conditions that gave rise to the diagnosis of gender identity disorder and how youth diagnosed with gender identity disorder understand their condition. Currently, he is working on an oral history of Toronto’s trans community and Mariette Pathy Allen’s study of cross dressers and their partners in the 1980s. He is specifically interested in prejudice and violence directed against gender outlaws. Dr. Hill has conducted a series of studies on how gender influences the way we think about ourselves as sexual beings. He is also completing a study of how gender and sexuality was regulated by the Willowbrook State School in the 1950s to 70s.
Scholarship / Publications
Tenenbaum, H.R., Hill, D.B., Joseph, N., & Roche, E. (2010). “It’s a boy because he’s painting a picture”: Children’s gender reasoning. British Journal of Psychology, 101, 131-154.
Hill, D.B., Menvielle, E., Sica, K.M., & Johnson, A. (2010). An affirmative intervention for families with gender variant children: Parent ratings on child mental health and gender. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 36, 6-23.
Hill, D.B., & Menvielle, E. (2009). “You have to give them a place where they feel protected and safe and loved”: The views of parents who have gender variant children and adolescents. Journal of LGBT Youth, 6, 243-271.
Hill, D.B. (2008). Dear Doctor Benjamin: Letters from transsexual youth (1963-76). International Journal of Transgenderism, 10, 149-170.
Starogiannis, H., & Hill, D.B. (2008). Sex and gender in an American State School (1951-1987): The Willowbrook class. Sexuality & Disability, 26, 83-103.