Lee Chen-Weinstein

Lee (they/them) is an instructor  in the Departments of Sociology and Sexuality Studies. Lee has an interdisciplinary background in cognitive psychology, women studies, sexuality studies and composition studies. They completed their master’s thesis on the poetry of mixed race Japanese American lesbian writer, Michiyo Fukuya, specifically analyzing how writing can be utilized to process sexual and racial traumas.


Gender & Sexuality

Trauma Studies

Queer Theory

Asian American Studies

Critical Mixed Race Studies

Now Hiring: Tenure-track, Assistant Professor

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San Francisco State University, Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the discipline of Sexuality Studies, with expertise in Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health. This position begins in August 2017.


Graduate student among top CSU honorees

San Francisco State University graduate student Christine D. Gonzalez has been named the Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi Scholar for 2015 by the California State University (CSU). The honor is conferred as part of the annual CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement, which recognizes the academic success, personal accomplishments and community service of select CSU students.

Darius Bost

Darius Bost is Assistant Professor of Sexuality Studies and Assistant Director of the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality at San Francisco State University.  His research focuses in the areas of Black cultural studies, LGBT and queer studies, feminist, gender, and sexuality studies, trauma studies, and HIV/AIDS.  His book, Evidence of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press), is an interdisciplinary study of black gay cultural movements in Washington, D.C., and New York City at the height

Clare Sears

Clare Sears, Associate Professor of Sociology, joined the department in 2007. Her research and teaching interests include critical criminology, queer theory, transgender studies, historical methods, and disability studies. Sears received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2005, her M.A. in sociology from UC Santa Cruz in 2002, and her BA in sociology from the University of Leeds, England in 1992.

Jennifer Reck

Jen Reck has been a lecturer in the Departments of Sociology and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University since 2006. At San Francisco State University, she has taught courses in LGBTQ studies, introductory research methods, action research, qualitative methods, gender, deviance, introductory Sociology, writing, sexuality studies, and the Sociology of youth. She has researched debates over same-sex marriage, lesbian intimate partner violence, and geographic marginalization of homeless and marginally housed LGBTQ+ youth in San Francisco.