Graduate Students 2016

Erik William Boyd is a California native who earned his BA in Sociology, from California State University Dominguez Hills.  Erik’s research interests lie at the intersections of bullying of LGBTQ sexual and gender minority youth, Trans+ bullying and suicide, HIV/AIDS & aging, medical sociology, and leather/kink/BDSM/pup culture interaction/interplay.  He plans to pursue a PhD in Sociology after completing the Sexuality & Gender Studies graduate program since his objective is to become a tenure track professor of Sociology.

 

Marina Coop graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in psychology and minors in human sexuality studies and criminal justice studies. She is interested in researching sex education, advocacy for sexual violence survivors, and studying the mental and sexual health of LGBTQIA+ identities and promoting non-discrimination laws that protect them. She intends to pursue a PhD in psychology.

 

Rosela Delgado graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice Studies. Her research interests include religion and/or religiosity, more specifically its influence on rejection and violence against transgender individuals. Rosela is interested in developing effective policies that advance the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Mason Lilly was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he created his own degree by combining the Sexuality courses from the Sociology and WGS departments, resulting in a Bachelors of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies emphasizing on Society and Sexuality.

Mason's research interests include the overwhelmingly high percentage of gay men's obsession with bodily perfection (Body Image), gay male couples having outside sex partners (Polygamy), discovering sexual identity (Coming Out Process) and sexual deviance/disfunction/other sexual problems in relationships as well as with individuals. After Mason is  done with his Masters, he plans on obtaining a PhD in Clinical Psychology and work as a Sex Therapist.

 

Siri Nybakk has a BA in journalism from Nord University in Norway. Since graduating she has worked as a cultural journalist, studied film in Sweden, and worked at Google performing quality control of TV and movie content. She wants to research and write about the connections between body image, media, and female sexual pleasure. 
 

Jennifer Ramsey graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Sexuality Studies. She is also an alumna of Cottey College. Her interests are in childhood education relating to sexuality, relationships, and prevention of dating violence

 

Marguerite (Maggie) Scott is a San Francisco native who received her BA at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. At Hampshire, Maggie created an interdisciplinary study of sexuality and theater. She is interested in using documentary theater to engage in conversations about sexuality.

 

Brett Trace graduated from Stevenson University in Maryland, where he earned a BA in Public History with a minor in English.  Having worked in higher education since his graduation, his research interests focus on the specific needs of queer youth during their college search process and their transition from high school to college.  His professional goals are to continue working with undeserved populations in higher education and to provide counseling for LGBTQIA college-age youth.