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Dr. Kari Lerum

Kari Lerum is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and Cultural Studies at University of Washington Bothell, and Adjunct Faculty in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at University of Washington Seattle. She is currently serving as the chair of the General Faculty Organization at UWB (2013-2014). She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Washington.

Her scholarship centers on the critical study of social inequality, focusing on the intersections of sexuality, institutions, and culture. She teaches courses in the topics of inequality, media, research methods, sexuality, and sex work. Her articles have appeared in a number of sociology and sexuality related journals and edited volumes. She is a consulting editor for Archives of Sexual Behavior, is on the editorial board of Sexuality & Culture, and is a former editor of the "Mediations" section of Contexts Magazine. She also enjoys blogging for Ms. Magazine, Rh Reality Check, and Sexuality & Society (of which she is founder and editor), and serves on the board of directors for the Pat Graney Prison Transition program.