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Research and Writing

I’m thrilled to be a part of Dr. Annesa Flentje’s Sexual and Gender Minority Health Equity Lab at UCSF and also work on the ancillary studies for The PRIDE Study. So far, I got to contribute to two: one explores the relationship between state policies and victimization and discrimination among sexual and gender minority people; the other is qualitative and looks into resilience in those same communities. I'm also writing/presenting "Teaching the DSM-5: Countering stigmatizing language with sexual and gender minority-inclusive pedagogy" as a lead author at APA 2020 in Washington, DC (aka on zoom)

In 2019-20, I worked with Dr. Richard Sprott and the CARAS project's Kink Identity and Sexuality Study that is community driven and wants to know more about kink identity and identity development, through in-depth, qualitative research. I'm a co-author of "A queer boundary: How sex and BDSM interact for people who identify as kinky" (Journal of Positive Sexuality, 2020) and a lead author and presenter of "Kink and sex through the lens of queer theory: Findings from the Kink Identity and Sexuality Study" at the Positive Sexuality Convention 2020. We even got a Student Research Award for that work. Hooray.

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