Dr. Ankur Srivastava
Identifying stressors associated with intersecting identities and multiple minority processes that contribute to social and behavioral disparities among LGBTQ* persons.
Dr. Srivastava has an active domestic and international research agenda focused on reducing health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ*) persons. His research is informed by nearly a decade of community-based work with nonprofits in India and the United States. Dr. Srivastava’s research is invested in examining multiple minority identities and their associated experiences of stress from a developmental framework. His scholarship is heavily influenced by intersectionality, critical race, and minority stress theories, underscoring the nuances and diversity of experiences among LGBTQ* persons negotiating multiple minority identities.
Dr. Srivastava has a track record of transdisciplinary collaborations and funded research projects. His intramurally and extramurally funded projects have explored the feasibility of a longitudinal investigation of minority stress in the US; and examined gender transitioning processes among transwomen in India. He is also a part of an international consortium of social scientists working on sexuality research in US, UK, Canada and Mexico; and has secured pilot funding to conduct photo-elicitation interviews with young transwomen to explore the potential impact of information and communication technologies on their intersecting online and offline identities.
Dr. Srivastava’s commitment to social work education is reflected in his expansive teaching experiences. Courses he has taught include research methods, statistics, human development theory, and LGBTQ issues. Dr. Srivastava’s long-term goal is to promote social work perspectives in behavioral sciences and research methods.