Morgan Johnstonbaugh

About Morgan Johnstonbaugh

My name is Morgan Johnstonbaugh, and I am a sixth year graduate student in sociology at the University of Arizona. I use mixed methods research to study the dynamic relationships between gender, sexuality, technology, politics, and the body. My ongoing research can be broken into two primary projects.

My research on online political discourse explores how different types of gender inequality influence politicians' engagement in online discourse. I am interested in determining if and how social media provides female politicians with an unmediated space for advantageous engagement or mirrors limitations faced in traditional media.

My research on the electronic sharing of sexual images (sexting) explores what young adults' sexting practices may reveal about if and how beliefs about gender and sexuality are changing. I am using an electronic survey and in-depth interviews to identify the ways in which sexting practices are gendered and how distinctive practices may reflect, reproduce, or challenge existing beliefs about sexuality.

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Research Interests

Sex and Gender; Sexualities; Politics; Digital Technology; Networks

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Contact Information

Morgan Johnstonbaugh
PhD Student
Office: Social Sciences 416

Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology

Sports and Society

Men and Masculinities

Gender Identities, Interactions, and Relationships

Sociology of the Body

Sociology of Gender