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Emily Paine

PRC Graduate Student Trainee B.A., University of Southern Maine

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Biography

Emily is a second year doctoral student in the Department of Sociology studying the interplay among sexual, racial, and gender identities, social institutions like the healthcare system, health, and social movements.

Specifically, she is currently working to: identify barriers and facilitators to healthcare among sexual minorities; examine how organizational contexts structure the ways in which sexual minorities experience health and healthcare; explain how some health social movement aims successfully shift medical discourse, while others fail; and compare health behaviors of LGBTQ and heterosexual individuals and couples. 

Her thesis research investigates sexual minority experiences of healthcare through in-depth interviews with a racially diverse sample of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and genderqueer participants in New York City.

Emily has worked as a research assistant for Dr. Debra Umberson's Health and Relationships Project, funded by the National Institute for Aging, and the related Massachusetts Health and Relationships Project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She is currently working as a research assistant for Dr. David Pedulla's project examining "Non-Standard, Contingent, and Precarious Work in the 'New Economy.'"

Interests

Gender & Gender Identity, Sexualities, Race & Ethnicity, Health, Intersectionality, Mixed Methods, Social Movements.
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