Additional Writing

Book Chapters

Adrian Shanker co-authored “Queer and Quitting: Addressing Tobacco Use as an LGBTQ Issue”, a chapter in The Routledge Handbook for LGBTQIA Administration and Policy edited by Wallace Swan (Routledge, 2018). While a host of books have analyzed legal dimensions of LGBT public policy, this authoritative Routledge handbook is the first to utilize up-to-the-minute empirical data to examine and unpack the corrosive “post-factual” changes undermining LGBT public policy development. Taking an innovative look at a wide range of social and policy issues of broad interest, this comprehensive and cutting-edge volume will be a landmark reference work on LGBT administration and policy for decades to come.


Journal Articles

Patrick Kelly, Paul D’Avanzo, Adrian Shanker, Katie Suppes, Anne Frankel, David Sawrer (2022 expected). The Relationship Between Gender-affirming Procedures, Body Image Quality of Life, and Gender Affirmation, Transgender Health. Accepted for Publication (peer-reviewed)

Mary Foltz, Susan Falciani Maldonado, Kristen Leipert, Rachel Hamelers, Adrian Shanker (2022 expected). The LGBTQ Community Archive in Small Urban Centers: Reflections on Community and University Partnerships to Build Awareness of the Lehigh Valley’s Rich LGBTQ History from AIDS Activism to Anti-Discrimination Legislation, European Journal of American Studies. Accepted for Publication (peer-reviewed)

Mary Foltz, Adrian Shanker, Liz Bradbury, Kristen Leipert (2022). A Litany of Saints: Remembering the Early Years of AIDS Coalitional Activism in the First Year of a New Pandemic, InterAlia: A Journal of Queer Studies. https://doi.org/10.51897/interalia/UBQQ8712

Patrick Kelly, Anne Frankel, Paul D’Avanzo, Katie Suppes, Adrian Shanker, David Sarwer, (2020). Psychosocial Differences Between Transgender Individuals With and Without History of Nonsurgical Facial Injectables, Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum, https://doi.org/10.1093/asjof/ojaa050 (peer-reviewed)

Susan G. Kahlenberg, Adrian Shanker (2020). A Service-Learning and Integrative-Learning Model for Media Advocacy on Behalf of Nonprofit Organizations, Communication Teacher, https://doi.org/10.1080/17404622.2020.1834593 (peer-reviewed)


Selected Commentary

What Health Equity Means for Queer Liberation in The Advocate, June 24, 2021

In Praise of Bipartisan Support for The Equality Act in Philadelphia Gay News, March 2, 2021

Rachel Levine, MD, Will Make History, and a Difference in POZ Magazine, February 8, 2021

Health Disparities in Real Life in the Boston Pride Guide, 2020


Image description: the book cover of The Routledge Handbook of LGBTQIA Administration and Policy. The features a person with long blond hair wearing a blue hat. There is also a pride flag.