My current projects investigate sexism in the queer community, masculinity, and sexual relationship dynamics using dyadic, longitudinal, and experimental methods.
My work expands the rejection sensitivity framework to the domain of sexual relationships. Sexual rejection sensitivity predicts lower sexual satisfaction for both men and women. Further, in a sample of mixed-sex sexual partners, women's and men's sexual rejection sensitivity was negatively predicted by their partners' sexual growth mindset.
Gay Men's Sexism
I am interested in understanding how prejudice operates within marginalized communities. My work has shown that gay men are invested in patriarchy; this is mitigated, however, by a stronger identity as a gay man, and through perceived solidarity with women's fight for civil rights.