Feminist Theory, Sexuality Studies, Gender and Health, Feminist Science Studies, Disability Studies
I am investigating asexuality as a sexual identity category. I am also investigating two aspects of our society that may be contributing to the stigmitization or marginalization of asexual individuals: one, conceptions of sexuality as a drive in scientific and medical discourses; and, two, conceptions of sexuality as a liberatory force in progressive (feminist and queer) discourses.
I have completed the qualitative research section of my dissertation – between Jan. 2011 and May 2012, I conducted 30 semi-structured in-depth interviews with individuals who identify as asexual. Thank you to everyone who participated as an interviewee! Please check the blog on my homepage for updates about the qualitative research.