Tre Wentling, Ph.D.

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Tre Wentling, Ph.D.


Dr. Tre Wentling is an Assistant Professor in the Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). Research and teaching include sexualities and transgender studies.

Wentling’s current work is focused on two main projects: The Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ Oral History Project in collaboration with Dr. Rushaan Kumar (Assistant Professor of Feminist and Gender Studies at Colorado College) and his first book project, which focuses on legal transitions among nonbinary-identified and binary-identified people of transgender experience.

A first-generation college graduate, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Sociology and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies from Syracuse University. He attended UCCS for his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology. 

Along with Abby L. Ferber and Kimberly Holcomb, Wentling is a co-editor of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics. Other publications can be found in The Social Science of Same-Sex MarriageSexual and Gender Minority HealthJournal of Homosexuality; Trans People in Higher Education; Transgender Studies Quarterly; Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America; and Teaching Sociology