The Four U’s: Latent Classes of Hookup Motivations among College Students

College students’ “hookups” have been the subject of a great deal of research in recent years. Motivations for hooking up have been linked to differences in well-being after the hookup, but studies detailing college students’ motivations for engaging in hookups focus on single motivations. Using data from the 2010 Duke Hookup Survey, we consider how … More The Four U’s: Latent Classes of Hookup Motivations among College Students

Bar Districts as Subcultural Amenities

Finally my bar research sees the light of day in City, Cuture and Society 6(1). Bar districts, agglomerations of drinking establishments, are important to urban economies by nurturing urban subcultures. Their vernacular nature presents important contrasts to planned urban entertainment districts (UEDs). Unlike UEDs, bar districts are not necessarily amenities for middle- and upper-class consumption … More Bar Districts as Subcultural Amenities

Social Context and Sexual Intercourse among First-Year Students at Selective Colleges and Universities in the United States

Most examinations of sexual behavior ignore social context. Using panel data from the National Longitudinal Study of Freshmen, a panel study of 3924 students at 28 selective colleges and universities, I examine how institutional and peer-group characteristics influence the incidence of sexual intercourse among students during their freshman year. Students who enter college as virgins … More Social Context and Sexual Intercourse among First-Year Students at Selective Colleges and Universities in the United States

The Gender Gap in Reported Homosexuality

An article of mine in the International Journal Advances in Social Science and Humanities 2(10) 20-26. Men consistently report higher rates of homosexual behavior and identity than women in national population surveys of sexuality, a gender gap that has received little attention. Though women express similar levels of same-sex desire, they are far less likely … More The Gender Gap in Reported Homosexuality

Nation-State Science: Lappology and Sweden’s Ethnoracial Purity

My article on Lappology and Swedish nationalism just came out in Comparative Studies in Society and History. It covers 900 years of shifting classifications of the Sámi/Saami, linking those shifts to the geopolitical fortunes of Sweden in Europe. The image is of Carl Linnaeus in Lapp drag, his preferred self-presentation in paintings and engravings. This … More Nation-State Science: Lappology and Sweden’s Ethnoracial Purity