Zoe Freggens

I am a sociologist of gender and sexuality. I am currently in the process of (remotely) completing the dissertation portion of my PhD program in Sociology at Georgia State University. My dissertation project is focused on non-traditionally, or non-hegemonically feminine pregnancy and medical care. I am collecting data via an in-depth questionnaire and I will be analyzing the data via Grounded Theory Methods (GTM) and Factor Analyses. I am interested in gender, sexuality, and health, particularly LGBTQ+ health and health disparities, and how the provision of welcoming, inclusive, and intersectionally informed medical care of underserved populations can promote better health outcomes for all. I am also extremely interested in methodological discussions on measurement and the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data, including how we can better assess (and collect) this information in both research and applied areas (i.e. clinical). I’m am in many ways a qualitative researcher, but I have experience with a variety of research approaches; I also have great interest in mixed and quantitative methodologies and how data science could be used in sociological studies of gender and sexuality.

I’d love for my work to aid in bridging the gap between science and applied work–I don’t believe in doing research just for research’s sake, but rather for the purpose of expanding our collective knowledges so that they can be used to make the world a better place for everyone, but especially those that have been historically marginalized and oppressed.

Learn more at: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7677-596X