Dispatches from the Unlikeliest of Labs

Dispatch #5 As a Woman Doing Sex Research By Sara B. Chadwick, M.S. When I tell people that I am a sex researcher, they often want to talk to me about their own views, perceptions, and experiences of sex. Sometimes, this is awesome! I’ve certainly learned some interesting perspectives from these conversations, and I would […]

SHiFTing Conversations about Sexuality

By Maria Gurevich Welcome to the SHiFT Lab (Sexuality Hub: Integrating Feminist Theory) at Ryerson University! As a collective of critical sexuality scholars, we are broadly interested in the socio-cultural, scientific and political forces that shape sexual and gender messages, mandates and practices. Interrogating assumptions about normalcy, agency, desire, and relationship conduct are at the core […]

Welcome to My Lab: Please Mind the Gap Between the Neurons!

By Sergio A. Silverio My ‘lab’ is not a traditional one.  It does not have four walls and shiny whiteboards, nor any high-tech gadgets or an army of budding Research Assistants efficiently processing data into well-polished journal articles, ready for publication.  My lab exists purely and simply within the confines of my own brain.  So welcome!  […]

Dispatches from the Unlikeliest of Labs

Dispatch #4 When Participants Speak Back: The Growing Pains of Testing a Cherished Theory By Will Beischel “Please stop making such overly complicated surveys to answer relatively simple questions.” “I don’t need crazy charts to help me know who I am.” “Quit being a bunch of idiotic, useless twits. GET A REAL JOB!” Responses like […]

Dispatches from the Unlikeliest of Labs

Dispatch #3 When the Media Twists Up Your Feminism and Spits it Out: A Reflection on Spitting Back By Sara Chadwick “Do women’s orgasms function as a masculinity achievement for men?” According to my research published in an article by the same title, the answer is a resounding YES, and this is problematic for everyone… […]

Dispatches from the Unlikeliest of Labs

Dispatch #2: The way you measure gender/sex and sexuality really matters: An “It feels obvious now, but it wasn’t at the time”-style lesson learned By Zach Schudson “What is actually happening here?” is something I say fairly often when I’m doing research. Typically, it’s tinged with a little helplessness, a bit of confusion, or feelings […]

Dispatches from the Unlikeliest of Labs

Dispatch #1 Welcome to Our Feminist Science Lab! By Sari van Anders It’s not like I try to be a misfit but I have to admit: I don’t even fit with this blog. I mean, I do psychology, I do feminist scholarship, and I even do another blog. But I grew up with feminist science […]