Dr. Sari van Anders (she/they)

Advisory Member

Dr. Sari van Anders (she/they) has published over 80 papers with research that sets out new ways to conceptualize, understand, and map gender/sex, sexual diversity, and sexuality, providing unique tools and theories for feminist and queer bioscience, especially within social neuroendocrinology and studies of testosterone. Dr. van Anders’ work has been recognized with the 2013 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science; the 2014 Frank Beach Young Investigator Award from the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology; the 2016 and 2020 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology; the 2019 George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article on General Psychology from APA Division 1; the 2012 Ira and Harriet Reiss Theory Award from the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; the 2016 Committee on Women in Psychology Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association; and a 2020 Distinguished Sexual and Gender Health Revolutionary Medal from the University of Minnesota’s Program in Human Sexuality. Dr. van Anders’ work, including on “sexual configurations theory” or SCT, extends into knowledge translation and community involvement, with a zine translated in four languages, expert witness work about gender/sex, hormones and sports, an online space for feminist science called, organizing educational sessions on gender/sex/uality in/justice, and consulting with federal agencies about defining and measuring gender/sex in expansive and inclusive ways. Dr. van Anders is committed to progressive transformation efforts for academic spaces and beyond. Dr. van Anders’ lab and SCT materials can be found here. They are @SarivanAnders on Twitter.