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 […]