Seeking Post-doctoral Fellows in Sexualities Studies

Apply Now: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sexuality StudiesThe Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year post-doctoral fellowships in sexuality studies (social scientific approaches), to run from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: African American Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, History, Human Development and Social Policy, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology. The deadline to apply is January 5, 2018.

Click here for a more detailed description of the positions (PDF). The application page can be found here. We would appreciate it if you could share this opportunity with any contacts and listservs in these fields.

Many thanks!
Héctor Carrillo and Steven Epstein | Co-directors, The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN)

Announcing the 2017-18 SPAN Dissertation Fellows


V Chaudhry

“The Price of Transgender Justice: Funding, Advocacy, and Racial Politics in Philadelphia, PA”


Eddie Gamboa (Performance Studies)

“Sex Tech(s): Pleasure, Performance, Pedagogy in the Age of Geo-location”


Rae Langes (Performance Studies)

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



Whitney Pow (RTVF / Screen Cultures)

“Illegible Subjects: A Phenomenology of the Other in Queer Software Studies”

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Announcing the 2017-18 SPAN Faculty Funding Recipients

Jeremy Birnholtz


Jeremy Birnholtz (Communication Studies)

“Identity, Attraction and Trust: How MSM Compose and Assess Location-Aware Dating/Hookup App Profiles in Mumbai”

Jillana Enteen


Jillana Enteen
(Gender and Sexuality Studies / Asian American Studies)

“Transitioning in Thailand: Medical Travel for Trans* Surgeries in Bangkok”

E. Patrick Johnson



E. Patrick Johnson (African American Studies / Performance Studies)

Making Sweet Tea Documentary Film”

Abram J. Lewis


Abram J. Lewis
(Gender and Sexuality Studies / History)

“Historicizing ‘Trans’ within and beyond the LGBT Nonprofit Sector”

Kathryn Macapagal



Kathryn Macapagal (Medical Social Sciences)

“Hookup app use and sexual behavior among adolescent men who have sex with men”

Erin Moore



Erin Moore (Buffett Institute for Global Studies)

“Women Who Pay Their Own Brideprice? The Gendered Politics of Intimate Exchange in Uganda”

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