Zack Marshall

ZMarshall TBTS pictureZack Marshall is a community-based researcher, activist, social worker, and doctoral student in Community Health at Memorial University of Newfoundland. As a trans person living with a disability he is particularly interested in the ways research can be leveraged as a tool for social justice. There are many examples of communities working to hold academic and medical researchers accountable and prioritizing approaches to organizing that work for rather than against people who experience marginalization and oppression. Drawing together knowledge linked to sexual health, HIV, disability, ethics, and community organizing, Zack’s current work emphasizes the importance of moving beyond inclusion towards transformative community-controlled research that prioritizes anti-racist and anti-colonial practice. He is a co-principal investigator on The Trans Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) Sexual Health Study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and recently co-authored an article for the Journal of Homosexuality entitled, “Seeking safer sexual spaces: Queer and trans young people labelled with intellectual disabilities and the paradoxical risks of restriction”, and “An interview with trans and genderqueer people labelled with intellectual disabilities about art and activism” which will appear in Trans Activism: A Reader. His newest work explores the ethical rights of trans and gender independent children within research contexts.