Tre Wentling, Ph.D.

Tre Wentling, Ph.D.

Tre Wentling, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
WEST
ACAD 427

BIO

Tre Wentling is an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies and the coordinator of the Gender and Sexualities Studies Undergraduate Certificate. Dr. Wentling is a co-editor of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics and some of his other publications can be found in Sexual and Gender Minority Health: Volume 21, Journal of Homosexuality; Trans People in Higher Education; and Transgender Studies Quarterly. When not teaching or writing you can find him on the dance floor with other West Coast Swing enthusiasts!

Some of the courses he teaches include WEST 3080 Trans* Studies; WEST 3090 Peep Show; WEST 3838 Queering the State and Citizenship; and WEST 4030 Bodies, Genders, Sexualities. Dr. Wentling is a co-editor of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics and some of his other publications can be found in Sexual and Gender Minority Health: Volume 21, Journal of Homosexuality; Trans People in Higher Education; and Transgender Studies Quarterly. When not teaching or writing you can find him on the dance floor with other West Coast Swing enthusiasts!

EDU

  • Ph.D. Sociology & Certificate of Advanced Studies in Gender & Women’s Studies, Syracuse University
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Research Areas

Identity and embodiment; transgender and queer studies; governance and citizenship

Teaching

  • WEST 1010 Introduction to Social Justice Studies
  • WEST 3080 Trans* Studies
  • WEST 3090 Peep Show
  • WEST 3620 Media & Consumption
  • WEST 3838 Queering the State and Citizenship
  • WEST 4030 Bodies, Genders, Sexualities.
  • WEST 4950 WEST Methods & Capstone

Select Publications

  • Andrew S. London, Carrie Elliott, Rebecca Wang, Tre Wentling, and Natalee Simpson. 2022. “Gender Transition and Same-Sex Marriage: A Qualitative Consideration.” In Aaron Hoy (Ed.), The Social Science of Same-Sex Marriage: LGBT People and Their Relationships in the Era of Marriage Equality. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Wentling, Tre, Carrie Elliot, Andrew S. London, Natalee Simpson, and Rebecca Wang. 2021. “‘Every Now and Then I Get Flagged for a Pap Smear’: Gender Transition, Embodiment and Sex-Specific Cancer Screenings.” Pp. 253–275 in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Advances in Medial Sociology, Vol 21. Allen J. Leblanc and Brea L. Perry, eds. Emerald Publishing Limited. DOI 10.1108/S1057-629020210000021016
  • Wentling, Tre. 2021 “Formal Organizations and their Public Restroom Decisions: The Institutional Accomplishment of Gender.” Contemporary Sociology, 50 (5): 367-370.
  • Wentling, Tre. 2021. “Naming Practices.” Pp. 559-560 in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies. Genny Beemyn and Abbie Goldberg (eds). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Wentling, Tre. 2019. “Contested Citizenship: Renaming Processes Among People of Transgender Experience.” Journal of Homosexuality Special Issue: What’s in a Name? DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2019.1610634
  • Wentling, Tre. 2019. “Trans University Students’ Experiences: Un/Expected Changes and Agentic Responses.” Pp. 117-133 in Trans People in Higher Education. Genny Beemyn, Ed. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Awards

  • 2021 Undergraduate Research Academy Grant, UCCS
  • 2019 Undergraduate Research Academy Grant, UCCS
  • 2019 LAS Student-Faculty Research Grant, UCCS