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Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
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Lindsey Breitwieser
Research Assistant
Graduate Student
Gender Studies
Education

BA, Biology, College of Charleston
BA, Women's and Gender Studies, College of Charleston

Research Interests

My current work with Dr. Stephanie Sanders explores sexual semantics and the cultural forces that determine how individuals understand terms related to sexual behavior (e.g., sex and intercourse). Our most recent work focuses on understanding meaning making within gender and across sexual orientation.


Caroline Deimel
Research Assistant
Evolutionary Anthropology (EVA) Lab
Graduate Student
Department of Anthropology
Education

M.Sc., University of Vienna, Austria, 2006

Research Interests

Reproductive physiology and diet of women from an evolutionary perspective, primate feeding ecology, female-female competition, conservation biology.

Geographical Areas of Specialization

Africa


Bobbie Emetu
Research Assistant
Graduate Student
Department of Applied Health Science
Education

M.A., University of Wisconsin
B.A., Middle Tennessee University

Research Interests

Sexual transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS risk behaviors predominately among college-aged individuals and men who have sex with men (MSM). Bobbie's research interests also include condom use errors and application, innovative methods for STI testing, HIV-related stigma, and the association between sexual abuse and sexual risk behaviors.


Riss Emond
Research Assistant
Evolutionary Anthropology (EVA) Lab
Graduate Student
Department of Anthropology
Education

B.A., University of Southern California, 2012

Research Interests

Behavioral and physiological influences on menarche and menstrual cycles in humans, menarche and menstrual cycles in agrarian populations.

Geographical Areas of Specialization

Southeast Asia


Rebecca Gregory
Research Assistant
The Kinsey Institute
Graduate Student
Department of Brain and Psychological Sciences

Amy Harris
Graduate Student Researcher
The Kinsey Institute
Research Assistant
Evolutionary Anthropology (EVA) Lab
Graduate Student
Department of Anthropology
Education

M.S., University of Indianapolis, 2010
B.A., Ohio University, 2006

Research Interests

Women's health and well-being within a biocultural framework, including how women's responses to oral contraceptives may be impacted by both their own biologies and their culturally-influenced understandings of their bodies and/or their contraceptives.

Geographical Areas of Specialization

North America


Shadia Siliman
Research Assistant
The Kinsey Institute
Graduate Student
Gender Studies, Indiana University
Education

B.A., University of Hartford, 2009
(Pyschology)
B.A., University of Hartford, 2009
(Gender Studies)

Research Statement

My current research with Dr. Justin Garcia investigates the circumstances and culture (also known as "rape culture") surrounding sexual assault on college campuses.


Megan Simmons, MPH
Research Assistant
Applied Health Science, Health Behaviors & Human Sexuality
Education

MPH, University of Missouri

Research Interests

Research focus is in sexual negotiation, condom and contraceptive use, and pleasure-seeking in individuals aged 18-55.


Evanna Singh
Research Assistant
Evolutionary Anthropology (EVA) Lab
Graduate Student
Department of Anthropology
Education

B.A., University of Delaware, 2009

Research Interests

Human growth and development, biocultural approaches, life history theory, embodied capital theory, anthropology of childhood, youth activity patterns, children’s participation in domestic chores.

Geographical Areas of Specialization

Guyana


Alianne Steffenson
Research Assistant
Evolutionary Anthropology (EVA) Lab
Graduate Student
Department of Anthropology
Education

B.S., The Ohio State University, 2007

Research Interests

Human biology, variation and adaptation, cognitive neuroscience, mechanistic and nutritional determinants of variation in hormone levels, neural basis of human variation.


Elyse Watkins
Research Assistant
Evolutionary Anthropology (EVA) Lab
Graduate Student
Department of Anthropology
Education

M.S., California State University, 2001
B.S., The George Washington University, 1993
B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990

Research Interests

Menopause, cultural constructions of women's bodies, primary elective cesarean deliveries, reproductive variation.

Geographical Areas of Specialization

North America


 

 

Recent Graduates

Brandon Hill
Research Professional
Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health, The University of Chicago
Education

Ph.D. Indiana University, 2013
B.A., Indiana University, 2006

Current Research

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Yvette Hill
Research Statement

My current project is investigating attention and arousal to sexually explicit photos in sexually aggressive and non-aggressive college males.

Research Interests
  • Sexual arousal and attention patterns to sexual stimuli using eye-tracking in men and women
  • Factors affecting sexual arousal in women
  • Measuring arousal using photoplethysmography

Kathryn Macapagal
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

IMPACT: The LGBT Health and Development Program
Education

Ph.D., Indiana University, 2012
M. Ed., University of Houston, 2006
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 2004

Research Statement
  • Roles of attitudes/beliefs, personality, motivational states, and situational factors in sexual decision making
  • Illness adjustment, mental health, and sexual health in persons with chronic health conditions, particularly HIV/AIDS
  • Psychosocial, new media and technological interventions for HIV/STI prevention in LGBT individuals
  • Experimental and mixed-methods approaches to sexual health research

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