Abby & Anna SOGIE Lab

The Abigail Adams Eliot and Anna Eveleth Holman SOGIE Laboratory at Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University, focuses on the role of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) in human development, health, and rights to enhance the lives of children, youth, and families.


From a trans and a developmental perspective, we are particularly interested in trans/nonbinary children’s understanding of their gender and gendered experiences, trans joy, and the impact of intentionally co-constructed trans and social justice centered educational spaces. 


We seek to trans child studies by centering and uplifting trans people in the design, execution, and application of research (i.e., Youth Participatory Action Research and mix-methods). 

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