Jamie Budnick

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Graduate Student

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Population Studies Center (affiliate)
    • Gender & Sexuality Workshop (student coordinator)
    • Graduate Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer (LGBTQ) Studies
    • Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, & Society (STS)
  • Fields of Study
    • Gender & Sexuality, Culture & Knowledge
  • About

    My current project grows out of several years spent working on a longitudinal survey project about young women's relationships and sexual experiences at UM's Institute for Social Research. My focus extends to women in the study with non-hetero sexualities (along the axes of behavior, attraction, and identity). I am interested in: (1) developing new theory to help understand the prevalence of reports of same-sex behavior in the absence of identity or attraction, and (2) contributing new insight into the motivations, experiences, and perspectives of non-hetero women participating in demographic research.

    Broadly, I aim to strengthen connections between qualitative and survey-based approaches to studying young women's sexualities (including improving questionnaire design and the inclusion of non-hetero subjects), and develop integrative theories of bisexuality and fluidity that better account for the complexity of real women's lives.

  • Education
    • M.A. University of Michigan 2013
    • B.A. University of Michigan 2009
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Sexualities
    • Gender
    • Community & Identity
    • Feminist Science Studies