In addition to grassroots publishing, Mx Chris is currently doing work around transgender and intersex spiritual care. Their graduate work at Drew University includes emphasis on chaplaincy, spiritual care, medical and health humanities, and sociology of religion. Mx Chris also serves as a de facto historian of transgender religious movement history, which often shows up informally in conversation or on their OtherWise Christian blog.

Peer-reviewed Publications and Presentations

  • Paige, Chris. “Transgender-Affirming Spiritual Care: A Bibliographic Essay.” Theological Librarianship 15:1 (April 2022).
  • Paige, Chris. “Centering the Health Disparities of Black Transgender Women in Conversations about Transgender Spiritual Care,” American Academy of Religion, Innovations in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Unit (Annual Conference, November 2022)

Unpublished papers/projects include:

  • “The OtherWise Care Eco-System: A Non-Binary Model for Situated Moral Deliberation” (care theory) [“12 Face of Care” colloquium,” October 2022]
  • “The Continuum of Violence Facing Gender and Sexual Minorities in Regions Experiencing Fragility, Conflict, and Violence” (conflict resolution)
  • Religion and Intersex Health” (sociology of religion)
  • The Impact of Survival Economies on Pastoral Care with Black Transgender Women” (multicultural pastoral care)
  • Medical Narrative as Bearing Witness: A Chaplain’s View” (medical narrative)
  • Journal Club Presentation: “Screening for Spiritual Struggle in an Adolescent Transgender Clinic: Feasibility and Acceptability”
  • A Guide to Philadelphia-area Land Acknowledgements” (interfaith/ecology)
  • “Welcome to Lenapehocking: Ancestral Home of the Lenape” (post-colonial conversation with incoming international students at Drew)

Academic Leadership

  • Courageous Conversationsat Drew University (fall 2022)
  • Intersex Among Us,” Spring 2022 op-ed and programming, Drew University
  • We Are Still Here: Native Americans and United Methodists in New Jersey, race and technology award winner, Drew Theological School (Spring 2022)
  • UCR Conference on Queer and Transgender Studies in Religion
    • A Gathering for Transgender Scholars (2021)
    • Program Committee (2022)
    • “Outside the Box: Trans-Disciplinary Conversations” with W. E. King (2022)
    • “QTSR Scholars beyond the Academy: A Celebration of Activist, Artistic, and Clinical Leadership” (2023)

Degree Programs

  • Doctor of Medical Humanities (candidate), Drew University
  • Master of Divinity, chaplaincy concentration (Spring 2023) with certificate in medical humanities, Drew University
  • Bachelor’s degree with three full majors (math, computer science, and religion) from what is now called the University of Mary Washington (completed 1994). Studied Latin and ancient Greek, did an honors thesis on civil religion, and two semesters of independent study around artificial intelligence/neural network technologies.

Other Education and Training:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Faculty in Higher Education, Philosophical Perspectives on Care (July 2022, Portland, OR)
  • Clinical Pastoral Education/Training [Learn More]
    • Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (in-progress, CPSP, extended unit, 2022-2023)
    • RWJ University Hospital Hamilton Campus (CPSP, extended unit, 2021-2022)
  • Certificate in Medical Humanities (completed 2022), Drew University
  • College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Level 1 Basic Tutor Training (Writing Specialist, Center for Academic Excellence, Drew University, 2022) [Learn More]
  • Adult Mental Health First AID certification (3 year certification expires in 2025) [Learn More]
  • Integrating Spiritual Generalist Skills into Healthcare Practice (2022, in association with Chaplaincy Innovation Lab) [Learn More]
  • Transforming Chaplaincy: Research Literacy 101 & 102 [Learn More]
  • Certified Community Coach via Leadership That Works [now dissolved; see With/In Collaborative and Blooming Willow’s Conductors Community Coaching]
  • Certificate in Non-Profit Operations, LaSalle Non-Profit Center [Learn More]
  • Trainer, Doing Our Own Work Anti-Racism Seminar

Mx Chris enjoys presenting to grassroots, academic, and interdisciplinary audiences.