summer research

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) awards summer research grants to Northwestern graduate students through an annual competitive process. Awards are made by a faculty committee. For information on upcoming calls for applications, click here.

By Year: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011


2016

Morgan Clark
Morgan Clark
(Sociology)
morganclark2014@u.northwestern.edu

“Violence and Boundary Work in Online Video Game Communities”

John Fleming
John Fleming (Clinical Psychology)
JohnFleming2018@u.northwestern.edu

“Identifying Factors That Influence PrEP Uptake Among Transgender Women”

Alexandra Garr-Schultz
Alexandra Garr-Schultz (Psychology)
alexandragarrschultz2019@u.northwestern.edu

“Identity Denial, Authenticity, and Resilience in Bisexual Populations”

Julian Glover
Julian Glover (African American Studies)
jkevonglover@u.northwestern.edu

“Eating It, Working It, Serving It and Living: On the experiences of Transgender Women of Color in Chicago’s Ballroom Scene”

Tay Glover
Tay Glover (African American Studies)
s.tayglover@u.northwestern.edu

“Exploring Southern Black Queer Women’s Identity, Pleasure, Resistance, and Erotic Community”

Kevin Hsu
Kevin Hsu (Psychology)
khsu@northwestern.edu

“Sexual Racism in the LGBT Community: What’s Behind Racial Preferences in Sex and Dating Among Gay and Bisexual Men?”

Anna Michelson
Anna Michelson (Sociology)
annamichelson2015@u.northwestern.edu

“Incorporating the Erotic: Women’s Sexuality and Symbolic Boundaries in Romance Genre Fiction”

Bennie Niles, IV
Bennie Niles, IV (African American Studies / GSS)
b-niles4@u.northwestern.edu

“Queering the Starting Line: Making a Case for Caster Semenya and Other Non-Binary Athletes”

Karly-Lynne Scott
Karly-Lynne Scott (Radio, TV, and Film / Screen Cultures)
karlylynnescott2017@u.northwestern.edu

“Pornographic Corporealities: Constructing the Body in Moving Image Representations of Sex”

Stefan Vogler
Stefan Vogler (Sociology)
svogler@u.northwestern.edu

“Legal Bureaucracies and the Production of Sexual Knowledge”


2015

Robin Bartram
Robin Bartram (Sociology)
rbartram@u.northwestern.edu

“Uncertain Sexualities and Unusual Women: Museum Depictions of Jane Addams and Emily Dickinson”

Catherine Harrington
Catherine Harrington
(RTVF/ Screen Cultures)
charrington@u.northwestern.edu

“Producing Prison: Prison representation and the negotiation of industry, technology and race 1970-present”

Ryan Lei
Ryan Lei (Psychology)
ryanlei2017@u.northwestern.edu

“Who is Included When Talking About “Gays”?: The Role of Prototypicality on Ethnic Majority and Minority Member’s Group Identification and Support for Collective Action”

Erik Lovell
Erik Lovell (Sociology)
eriklovell2020@u.northwestern.edu

“Negotiating Queer and Religious Identities: Integrating Contradictory Cultural Frameworks”


2014

Clare Forstie
Clare Forstie (Sociology/ Gender & Sexuality Studies Cluster)
cforstie@u.northwestern.edu

“Queer Connections: Making Friends in Community and Identity Contexts”

Roy Gomez Cruz
Roy Gomez Cruz (Performance Studies)
roygomez@u.northwestern.edu

“Transnational Acrobatics: Performing Flexible Labor and Fluid Sexuality in the Contemporary Circus”

Rae Langes
Rae Langes (Performance Studies)
rlanges@u.northwestern.edu

“Performing Monstrosity: Queer and Transgender Tactics of Resistance in Twenty-first Century United States.”

Angela Leone
Angela Leone (Rhetoric and Public Culture)
angelacleone@gmail.com

“Born Wild, Created to be Free: Sexual Promiscuity, Western Masculinity, and Religion in Professional Bull Riding”

Kellie Owens
Kellie Owens (Sociology/ Science in Human Culture/ Medical Humanities)
kowens@u.northwestern.edu

“From the Delivery Room to the Bedroom: How Obstetricians and Midwives View Their Role in the Sexual Health of Their Patients”

Karly-Lynne Scott
Karly-Lynne Scott (Screen Cultures/ RTVF)
karlylynnescott2017@u.northwestern.edu

“Supersensual: Erotic Engagements with Media and the Extension, Reconfiguration and Remapping of the Spectatorial Sensorium”


2013

Kemi Adeyemi
Kemi Adeyemi
(Performance Studies)
kadeyemi@u.northwestern.edu

“Performing Somewhereness: Black Hipsters and the Politics of Belonging in the Gentrifying Neighborhood”

Savina Balasubramanian
Savina Balasubramanian (Sociology)
savinabalasubramanian2015@u.northwestern.edu

“From Griswold to Naz: Transnational Implications of Foreign and International Law for Sexual Politics in India, 1990-2009”

Robin Bartram
Robin Bartram (Sociology)
rbartram@u.northwestern.edu

“Flirtation Flats and Race Suicide Apartments: Encouraging White Reproduction Through Architectural Design”

Beth Hartman
Beth Hartman (Anthropology)
bethhartman@u.northwestern.edu

“An Ethnographic and Ethnomusicological Study of Stripping in the Midwestern U.S.”

Jeff Kosbie
Jeff Kosbie (Sociology/Law)
j-kosbie@nlaw.northwestern.edu

“Contested Identities: Legal Translation and Social Movement Organizations”

Justin G. Louie
Justin G. Louie (Sociology/Management & Organizations)
justin-louie@kellogg.northwestern.edu

“Shifting Gay Identities and the Evolution of the Gay Bar”

Mollie McQuillan
Mollie McQuillan (Human Development & Social Policy)
molliem@u.northwestern.edu

“Victimization Is More Strongly Associated With Depressive Symptoms for LGBTQ Adolescents Compared to Other Adolescents”

Stefan Vogler
Stefan Vogler (Sociology)
svogler@u.northwestern.edu

“Legally Queer: The Sexual Politics of Orientation Asylum”


2012

Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown (Performance Studies)
andrewbrown@u.northwestern.edu

“Refuge in Performance: LGBTI Asylum Seekers and Belonging in South Africa”

Teri Chettiar
Teri Chettiar (History)
terichettiar2011@u.northwestern.edu

“Deprived Children, Unstable Marriages, and Neglectful Mothers: On the Rise of the Psychiatric Family and the Psychopolitics of Emotion in Britain, 1945-c.1979”

Nisa Goksel
Nisa Goksel (Sociology)
nisagoksel2014@u.northwestern.edu

“Transnational Political Mobilization of Kurdish Women: Narratives of Sexual Violence, Trauma, and Displacement”

Jeffrey Kosbie
Jeffrey Kosbie (Sociology/Law)
j-kosbie@nlaw.northwestern.edu

“Queer(ing) Law: How LGBT Legal Organizations Use Law to Construct Identity”

Melissa Minor Peters
Melissa Minor Peters (Anthropology/Public Health)
m-minor@northwestern.edu

“Kuchu Kampala: Economic Aspirations and Queer Subjectivities in Uganda”

Elizabeth Rodriguez
Elizabeth Rodriguez (English)
elizabeth.rodriguez@u.northwestern.edu

“Consensual Relations: Sexual and Political Subjectivity in England, 1550-1680”


2011

Tera Agyepong
Tera Agyepong (African American Studies)
tera@u.northwestern.edu

“Intersecting Constructions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality: The Criminalization of African American Children in Chicago and the Development of the Juvenile Justice System (1896-1940).”

Leigh Goldstein
Leigh Goldstein (Radio-Television-Film/Screen Cultures)
leighgoldstein2014@u.northwestern.edu

“Broadcasting Sex Ed”

Gregory Mitchell
Gregory Mitchell (Performance Studies/Gender & Sexuality Studies)
gcmitchell@gmail.com

“Tourist Attractions: Gay Tourists and Men Who Sell Sex to Men in Brazil”

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