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 and am working toward graduate certificates in LGBTQ studies and Science, Technology, & Society.

My current work focuses on young women’s non-hetero sexualities. I am broadly interested in issues of measurement and inclusion in social science research on sexuality, and the epistemological implications of disconnecting the studies of sexual pleasure and risk.

I will continually update this site as my work develops.