Antidiscrimination Law, Transgender Civil Rights, Political Theory, Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies


Heath Fogg Davis (PhD in Politics, Princeton University, B.A. Harvard University) is the Director of Temple’s Intellectual Heritage Program. His book, Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? (New York University Press) offers practical strategies to help organizations of all kinds design and implement policies that are both trans-inclusive and institutionally smart. Newsweek named Beyond Trans a must-read book. His commentary on transgender and gender non-conforming political and legal issues has appeared in, Sports Illustrated, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Christian Science Monitor, Women's Health Magazine and on MSNBC, National Public Radio, C-SPAN Book TV, and other podcasts. He consults with businesses, schools, and organizations, and has served as an appointed member of the Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs in Philadelphia, and a member of the Leeway Foundation’s board of directors. His e-workbook, Building Gender-Inclusive Organizations is available to organizations and individuals on his professional website

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • "Why the ‘Transgender’ Bathroom Controversy Should Make Us Rethink Sex-Segregated Public Bathrooms," Politics, Groups & Identities, 16, 2 (2018).
  • "Checking a Male or Female Box to get into College," in LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader (New York University Press, 2017).
  • "Why Testosterone Ranges Should Replace Sex-Segregation in Title IX Sports," The Gender Policy Report, August 22, 2017.
  • "How We’re Redefining Gender in the 21st Century,", Aug. 1, 2017.
  • Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? (New York University Press, 2017).

Courses Taught

  • LGBTQ Politics
  • Discrimination and the Law
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • African American Political Theory
  • Feminist Political Theory
  • The Good Life

Media Mentions

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via The Washington Post on June 09, 2021

Transgender Sports Bans Raise an Awkward Question

By Heath Fogg Davis

Temple University Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program Director Heath Fogg Davis asks why we categorize sports and health care by gender...