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Dr. Miriam Abelson
Dr. Miriam Abelson

Miriam Abelson joined the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2014. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology with a certificate in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Oregon in 2014. Her dissertation research explored how men’s experiences of gender, sexuality, and race are affected by various spatial and institutional contexts, through interviews with female to male transgender people in the U.S. West, South, and Midwest. Her research interests are in sexualities, men and masculinities, transgender, LGBT youth, urban and rural studies, and intersectional approaches to race, sexuality, and gender. Currently she is beginning a new research project on the survival strategies of LGBTQ youth as the foundation of a larger project on the role of sexuality, gender, and race and the formation of urban communities and spaces. She has published work on intersectionality and gendered fear, childcare subsidy policy, and language and inequality in social psychology.