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 Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program. His most recent book, Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? (New York University Press 2017) questions our need for gender policies, and 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, Aeon magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Feminist Wire and on MSNBC, National Public Radio, C-SPAN Book TV, Imagine Otherwise, Sex Out Loud, 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