Research

Critical Sexuality Scholarship

A critical sexuality studies perspective guides our work. This approach addresses the ways sexology and popular discourses produce specific gendered modes of sexual subjectivity, sexual norms and meanings, sexual representations, and sexual wellbeing. We examine…
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Feminist Epistemologies and Methodologies

Feminist epistemologies and methodologies – with feminist poststructuralism and discursive approaches as central analytic tools – direct our theoretical and empirical work. We critically examine sexuality scholarship, with attention to assumptions about normality, health, desire, agency,…
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Sexual Meanings, Messages and Practices

We have studied sexual meanings, messages and practices in the context of health issues, such as: sexuality in women living with HIV/AIDS; masculinity and sexuality in men with testicular cancer; lesbian and bisexual women's health…
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Sexual Technologies

We join a body of feminist scholarship directed at expanding epistemic and empirical conversations beyond sexual empowerment/oppression oppositions (e.g., Gavey, 2012; Jagose, 2010; McClelland 2010), by addressing the ways social meanings, symbolic representations, affects, and…
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Lab Publications

Selected Publications: Gurevich, M., Leedham, U., Brown-Bowers, A., Cormier, N., & Mercer, Z. (2017). Propping up pharma’s (natural) neoliberal phallic man: Pharmaceutical representations of the ideal sexuopharmaceutical user. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 19(4), 422-437. doi:10.1080/13691058.2016.1233353…
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Current Projects

Postfeminism, Pornography, and Sexual Proficiency (PI: M. Gurevich, Ryerson SRC and Research Assistant Funds, 2011) The erotic landscape is currently being redefined as a result of several interrelated sexuo-social shifts, herein culture and commerce converge.…
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