Theodora K. Hurley
Theodora K. Hurley B.A., Sociology, Bowdoin College
M.A., Sociology, University of Chicago
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Health and Medicine, Gender and Sexuality, Qualitative Methodology, Social Studies of Knowledge, Family and Reproduction, Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations, Social Theory

Doctoral Student (2021); National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

My primary interests comprise health, knowledge, queer studies, and reproduction. I am currently at work on two research areas. The first uses statistical and mixed methods to investigate why bisexual people have worse health outcomes than straight, gay, and lesbian people alike. The second uses ethnographic, interview, and other qualitative methods to understand how alternative/traditional and biomedical knowledges, practices, and institutions interact. Both lines of research consider how institutions, relationships, inequalities, and different forms of knowledge shape health, bodies, and identities.

I teach qualitative research methods and the sociology of health, and I sit on the Manuscript Assignment Board of theĀ American Journal of Sociology.