I am a Ph.D. candidate and instructor in the Department of Sociology at University of South Carolina. Using both survey and experimental methods, I apply a sociological approach to studying the way our relationships and social contexts affect our perceptions and behaviors. My current projects focus on predictors of sexual enjoyment, diversity of sexual practice, and the impact of social power and relationship status on the way people perceive potential sex partners.
My previous research has examined predictors of college student engagement in hookup, date, and relationship sex; partner meeting context and risk-taking behavior during sexual encounters; and variance in college student date and hookup sexual encounters.
My work has been published in Journal of Sex Research, Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, and the Handbook of Contemporary Feminism. More information about my previous and ongoing research is available on my web page.