I am a second-year doctoral student in the Sociology Department at the University of Oregon; in 2015 I graduated with a master's in sociology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. My primary research interests include sexualities, gender, rurality, and qualitative and quantitative methods.
For my dissertation I am interviewing rural straight men that have sex with men to explore how they understand their identity, practices, and gender. One paper from this project is forthcoming in Sexualities, and another is forthcoming in Gender & Society. "Bud-Sex: Constructing Normative Masculinity among Rural Straight Men That Have Sex With Men," is available here: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0891243216679934