Aaron Devor

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Aaron H. Devor (born Holly Devor in 1951) is a Canadian sociologist and sexologist known for research of transexuality and transgender communities.[1] Devor has taught at the University of Victoria since 1989 and is currently dean of graduate studies.[2] Maclean's, a Canadian weekly news magazine, described Devor as "an internationally respected expert on gender, sex and sexuality."[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Devor earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from York University in 1971, a master's degree in communications from Simon Fraser University in 1985, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington in 1990. A trans man, Devor transitioned in 2002 at age 51.[4]


Devor was a member of the HBIGDA task force which created the sixth edition of The Standards of Care. He has collected first-person narratives of transsexual experiences and has done extensive biographical research on trans man Reed Erickson.

Selected publication[edit]

  • Devor H (1989). Gender Blending: Confronting the Limits of Duality. Indiana University Press, ISBN 978-0-253-20533-9
  • Devor H (1994). Transsexualism, Dissociation,and Child Abuse An Initial Discussion Based on Nonclinical Data. Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Devor H (1997). FTM: Female-to-Male Transsexuals in Society. Indiana University Press, ISBN 978-0-253-21259-7


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