About Morgan Johnstonbaugh
I am a fourth year graduate student in sociology at the University of Arizona. I use qualitative and quantitative research methods to study the dynamic relationships between gender, technology, politics, capital, and the body. My ongoing research can be broken into two primary projects.
My research on online political discourse explores how several different types of gender inequality, discrimination, stereotypes, and network disadvantages, influence politicians' engagement in online discourse. I am interested in determining if and how social media provides female politicians with an unmediated space for beneficial engagement or mirrors limitations faced on traditional media.
My research on the nonconsensual sharing of sexual images explores how gendered status hierarchies and status threats influence this rising form of gender-based violence. I use online surveys and in-depth interviews to identify how status-related factors contribute to the frequency, audience, and meanings attached to sharing of images without the subject’s consent. I propose that we need to understand two distinct forms of image sharing, private and public, and motivators, perpetrator's versus victim's status.
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Gender, Technology, Networks, Politics, Culture, and the Body
Introduction to Sociology
Sports and Society
Gender Identities, Interactions, and Relationships
Sociology of the Body
Sociology of Gender