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Brandon Robinson

M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Brandon Robinson

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Biography

Brandon Andrew Robinson is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. Brandon's foundational research interest is in the area of sexualities, where he is interested in how other social categories (e.g., race & gender) are constitutive of sexualities and vice versa. Brandon also has interests in studying how health & HIV/AIDS discourses construct our understandings of social categories, as well as, our beliefs about sex & pleasure. Lastly, Brandon is interested in researching ideas about spatialities, specifically cyberspaces.

Brandon's research on homonormativity in the Netherlands is published in the journal of Sexuality Research & Social Policy. Brandon's article with Dr. Salvador Vidal-Ortiz on the "down low" and Craigslist.org is published in the journal Deviant Behavior. Brandon's quantitative piece with Dr. David A. Moskowitz on the eroticism of Internet cruising as a self-contained behavior is published in Culture, Health & Sexuality. His book chapter on barebacking as a queer utopian practice is in the anthology A Critical Inquiry into Queer Utopias. Brandon is also the Project Manager for the Massachusetts Health and Relationships Project.

His thesis project investigates the role of cyberspace in shaping sexualities for men seeking men online for sexual purposes. Specifically, the thesis looks at friendship/networking, race and the body, and sexual health/HIV in the lives of self-identified gay, homosexul, and queer men on Adam4Adam.com.

Prior to coming to UT, Brandon received his B.A. in Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology at the American University in Washington, DC. While in DC, Brandon interned for the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition and for Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive.

Interests

Sexualities; Gender; Race & Ethnicity; Health & HIV/AIDS; Cyberspace; LGBTQ Studies; Qualitative Methodologies

Publications

Robinson, Brandon Andrew. 2013. "The Queer Potentiality of Barebacking: Charging, Whoring, and Breeding as Utopian Practices." Pp. 101-128 in A Critical Inquiry into Queer Utopias, edited by Angela Jones. New York: Palgrave MacMillian.

Robinson, Brandon Andrew and David A. Moskowitz. 2013. “The Eroticism of Internet Cruising as a Self-Contained Behaviour: A Multivariate Analysis of Men Seeking Men Demographics and Getting Off Online.” Culture, Health & Sexuality 15(5): 555-569.

Robinson, Brandon Andrew and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz. 2013. “Displacing the Dominant ‘Down Low’ Discourse: Deviance, Same-sex Desire, and Craigslist.org.” Deviant Behavior 34(3): 224-241.

Robinson, Brandon Andrew. 2012. “Is This What Equality Looks Like? How Assimilation Marginalizes the Dutch LGBT Community.” Sexuality Research & Social Policy 9(4): 327-336.

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