Miriam Abelson

Assistant Professor

Dr. Miriam Abelson joined the PSU Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2014. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology with a certificate in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Oregon in 2014. Her dissertation research explored how men’s experiences of gender, sexuality, and race are affected by various spatial and institutional contexts, through interviews with female to male transgender people in the U.S. West, South, and Midwest. Her research interests are in sexualities, men and masculinities, transgender, LGBT youth, urban and rural studies, and intersectional approaches to race, sexuality, and gender.