Abbey S. Willis

M.A., 2013, Sociology, University of Connecticut
B.A., 2007, Philosophy and Women’s Studies, University of Connecticut

Research Interests:

Sexualities, Sex and Gender, Feminist and Queer Theories, Political Sociology, Reproductive Labor, Theories of the State

I am an instructor and PhD candidate in the Sociology Department and I also teach Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies undergraduate courses. While my current research focuses on non-monogamies, I write broadly on political economy, the state in its various forms, and the ways both affect and are affected by sexuality. I am mainly interested in the sociology of sexualities with a focus on non-monogamy and other non-normative sexualities that aren’t primarily gender-specific. I am particularly interested in the reproduction of monogamy—specifically, the ways in which the state organizes and produces available sexual categories. I am also interested in theories of reproductive labor and care work, especially those rooted in the work of Selma James and Silvia Federici.

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