Miriam Abelson

Parkmill Building 219



Current Curriculum Vitae

Miriam Abelson

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Oregon



Sexualities; intersections of gender, race, and sexuality; queer and LGBT Studies; masculinities; transgender studies; violence; research methods.

Scholarly Projects

My book, Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America, demonstrates through a large and geographically diverse interview study with transgender men that contemporary U.S. masculinity is deeply embedded in the spaces and places men move their in their everyday lives and is inseparable from race and sexuality. It was published with the University of Minnesota Press in March 2019 https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/men-in-place. I am also working on a collaborative project on the coming of age experiences of sexual and gender minority youth, including queer, transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual and other non-heterosexual and non-cisgender identified teens in addition to work on rural queer and transgender people in the Northwest U.S.

Courses Taught:

  • WS 360U: Intro to Queer Studies

  • WS 375U: Transgender Studies

  • WS 412/512: Feminist Methodologies

  • UNST 231: Gender and Sexualities