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Irwin, Jay


"Jay Irwin is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He completed his BA in Sociology with a concentration in Social Psychology at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2004, and his PhD in Medical Sociology (with a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology) at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2009.

"Dr. Irwin currently teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, including Research Methods, Basic Statistics, Medical Sociology, Sociology of Mental Illness, Sociology of Sexualities, and Introduction to LGBTQ Studies. He is also an advisor for the LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies Minor.

"Dr. Irwin's primary research focuses on LGBTQ health, particularly the health and well-being of transgender individuals. He has conducted state wide surveys of LGBTQ Nebraskans, as well as in-depth qualitative interviews of transgender individuals across the state. Of key interest to Dr. Irwin is the mental health of these communities, as well as access to appropriate medical care.

"Dr. Irwin serves on multiple collaborative groups including: MSHRC: Midwest Sexual Health Research Collaborative, NECTAR: Nebraska Collaborative for Transgender Research, PTRN: Professional Transgender Resource Network , UNO's LGBTQIA+ Task Force, UNO's Lavender Graduation Committee, Advisory Board Affiliate for University of Wisconsin-Stout's Graduate Certificate in Sex Therapy, and is an Advisory Board Member of the National Coalition for LGBT Health. He also holds courtesy appointments in Public Health at University of Nebraska Medical Center and Women's & Gender Studies at UNO."

Source: "Jay Irwin, PhD." Faculty & Staff Directory. University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Arts & Sciences, Sociology & Anthropology web site.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

American Association of University Professors University of Nebraska at Omaha Chapter (UNO AAUP) Records

 Collection — Box: 2016-087
Identifier: UNO-0237
Content Description The UNO AAUP Records consist of meeting minutes, newsletters, and organizational records extending from 1941-1989. Also included are court pleadings and transcripts created during the UNO AAUP’s efforts to obtain recognition from the University of Nebraska Board of Regents as the collective bargaining agent for the UNO faculty. The collection also holds recordings pertaining to grievances that addressed gender inequity in pay for UNO faculty.

LGBTQ+ Oral History Collection

Identifier: UNO-0240
Content Description The LGBTQ+ Oral History Collection is the home for oral history interviews conducted with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, nonbinary, and asexual individuals from various communities with a focus on those with a connection to Omaha, Nebraska. The interviews were consciously collected to be part of UNO’s Queer Omaha Archives. Interviews to date are all audio recordings and include community members and UNO faculty; interviewees are described individually in this finding aid....