Research Profile

Much of my research focuses on the connections between sexuality and gender, especially in relation to masculinity and homoeroticism. My other interests include consumer culture, cultural politics, citizenship, and the history of adolescence. I draw heavily from sociological and cultural historical approaches, and also from recent scholarship in cultural geography. I find symbolic interactionism to be a wonderful sociological approach, and the uses of Foucault are seemingly endless! I'm interested in the connections between time, space, subjectivity and social worlds, which is why my work is interdisciplinary. There are fractures and continuities between all of these aspects of social life, just as there are between the disciplines that examine them, and I find these fractures and continuities are endlessly fascinating. Photographs, as well as texts, afford us insights into worlds past and present, and I have become more and more interested in the visual.

I serve on the editorial boards of three journals: Sexualities, Sexuality and Culture, and Journal of the History of Sexuality.