Towson University Women's Studies


Kyla Bender-Baird, WMST Graduate
July 27, 2010, 8:34 am
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After graduating from Towson University with an MS in Women’s Studies, Kyla moved to NYC, joining the Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force as a Vaid Fellow.  During this prestigious fellowship, Kyla collected background research for what became the largest national study of transgender discrimination to date.  Preliminary findings from this study, which the Task Force conducted in partnership with the National Center for Transgender Equality, can be found here: http://www.thetaskforce.org/reports_and_research/trans_survey_preliminary_findings. Upon completion of her fellowship, Kyla served as a consultant for the National Council for Research on Women on their Big Five Campaign, collecting research and writing fact sheets so that the issues that matter most to women and girls were front and center in the 2008 elections.  Kyla later joined NCRW’s staff and is currently their Research and Programs Manager. In this position, Kyla is the on-staff researcher for program development and communications outreach, manages the Council’s social media–including their blog, The Real Deal–and is an essential team member of both the Communications Department and Research and Programs Department. You can read her work in the second edition of Getting Bi (Bisexual Resource Center) and in Privilege and Prejudice: Twenty Years with the Invisible Knapsack (Cambridge Scholars Publishing). She also has a forthcoming book with SUNY Press based on her master’s thesis research conducted at Towson University.

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