608 S Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Emerson Parker Pehl (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) is a PhD student in literary studies through the department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Their current literary scholarship primarily focuses on Indigenous and Indigiqueer critiques of U.S. settler coloniality/colonialism and its logics.
Emerson is also a clinical sexologist and is a licensed social worker (LSW) in the state of Illinois.
(queer) Indigenous theory & studies, settler colonialism studies, anticoloniality, gender and queer theory, transgender studies, human sexuality studies, (historical) trauma studies
M.S.W. with Trauma Specialization, Widener University, 2021
M.Ed. in Human Sexuality Studies with Clinical Sex Therapy Specialization, Widener University, 2021
M.A. in Gender/Cultural Studies, Simmons College, 2018
B.A. in Gender Studies and Psychology, Mount Holyoke College, 2014
Awards and Honors
2022-2023 HRI Interseminars Graduate Fellowship
RHET 105: Writing and Research (FA21, SP22)
Additional Campus Affiliations
American Indian Studies Department
Gender and Women's Studies Department
Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Pehl, Emerson Parker. “(Trans)Gender Fluidity.” Body Studies Journal no. 2 (2020): 1-8.
Pehl, Emerson Parker. “Hierarchies of ‘Treatment’: The Influences of Comorbid Psychiatric Diagnoses on Individuals with Gender Dysphoria.” Gender Forum no. 68 (2018): 25-40.
Galupo, M. Paz, Lex Pulice-Farrow, and Emerson Parker Pehl. ““There is Nothing to Do About It”: Nonbinary Individuals’ Experience of Gender Dysphoria.” Transgender Health (2020): 101-110.