web1My name is Jamie Budnick, and I am a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I will continually update this site as my work develops – thank you for visiting.

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 (especially expanding the scholarly focus on young women’s sexual fluidity to representative samples, with an explicit attention to race and class), and the epistemological implications of disconnecting the studies of sexual pleasure and risk.