Trans hockey team article quotes Posbergh

Anna Posbergh, PhD

Anna Posbergh, PhD, President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Kinesiology and fellow with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, was interviewed for a recent Star Tribune article, “Meet Team Trans, The Pioneering Hockey Team for Transgender and Nonbinary Athletes in the Twin Cities.” The article features a new trans hockey team who normalize the hockey experience for athletes whose identity doesn’t fit the usual gender divide. Posbergh, who researchers trans eligibility policies and looks at concepts of fairness, protection, human rights and how scientific studies are parsed, said that research and public discussion of the subject is relatively new. “The first policy on trans inclusion wasn’t issued until 2004, so we’re still in the first 20 years of policies,” she said.