Vanessa Fabbre

Assistant Professor, Brown School

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Fabbre’s research explores the intersection of LGBTQ issues and gerontology, focusing specifically on transgender and queer perspectives on aging and the life course. She teaches courses in social, economic and political environment, social justice and human diversity, and direct social work practice with older adults.

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Washington People: Vanessa Fabbre

Washington People: Vanessa Fabbre

In the years leading up to the unprecedented media coverage of transgender issues, Vanessa Fabbre, assistant professor at the Brown School, began researching the intersection of aging and gender transitions. The decisions people make about transition, Fabbre says, are a window into broader social forces: racism, sexism, classism and more.