web1My name is Jamie Budnick, and I am a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

I earned my BA with honors in 2009 from the University of Michigan (with concentrations in sociology, women’s studies, and English).  I am an affiliate of the Population Studies Center at Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, where I have been a part of the innovative Relationship Dynamics & Social Life (RDSL) study since 2007. I completed my MA in sociology in 2013, a graduate certificate in LGBTQ studies in 2014, and am working toward a certificate with the Science, Technology, & Society program.

I will periodically update this site as my work develops – thanks for visiting!