Doctoral student Jonathan Shaffer (in his first year) has won the National...
BIO AND RESEARCH
I grew up in rural western Kentucky and graduated in 2003 from Eastern Kentucky University with a B.S. in Psychology. I then moved to Richmond, Virginia where I worked at Virginia Commonwealth University as a neuropsychology research associate while attending graduate school part-time at the same institution. In 2008, I completed my M.S. in Sociology, where I focused on paternal influences on daughters’ sexual behaviors and beliefs. Since moving to Boston in 2008, I remain on a search for authentic sweet tea.
My research interests include gender, sexuality, culture, stratification, and economic sociology. In particular, I am interested in understanding the production of culture within the adult film industry, as well as the structural and individual impacts of the adult film industry on its workers.