Dr. Alexandra Marcotte

Alexa Marcotte, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Dr. Marcotte completed her PhD in Gender Studies at Indiana University in 2019. Her research focuses on sexual labor, intimacy, and technology. 

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428 Lindley Hall
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

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  • Ph.D., Gender Studies, Indiana University
  • M.A., Gender Studies, Indiana University
  • B.S., Womens & Gender Studies and Cognitive Studies, Vanderbilt University

Research interests

  • Sexual labor
  • Intimacy
  • Technology


Gesselman, Amanda, Kaufman, Ellen, Marcotte, Alexandra, Reynolds, Tania, and Garcia, Justin. (2022). Engagement with Emerging Forms of Sextech: Demographic Correlates from a National Sample of Adults in the United States. Journal of Sex Research. 1-13. 10.1080/00224499.2021.2007521.

Marcotte, A.S., and Hille, J. (2021). Sexual consent in the digital age. In A. Powell (Ed.) The Palgrave Handbook on Gendered Violence and Technology. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Marcotte, Alexandra, Kaufman, Ellen, Campbell, Jessica, Reynolds, Tania, Garcia, Justin, and Gesselman, Amanda. (2021). Sextech Use as a Potential Mental Health Reprieve: The Role of Anxiety, Depression, and Loneliness in Seeking Sex Online. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18. 8924. 10.3390/ijerph18178924.

Marcotte, Alexandra, Gesselman, Amanda, Reynolds, Tania, and Garcia, Justin. (2021). Young adults' romantic investment behaviors on social media. Personal Relationships. 10.1111/pere.12390.

Marcotte, Alexandra, Gesselman, Amanda, Fisher, Helen, and Garcia, Justin. (2020). Women’s and Men’s Reactions to Receiving Unsolicited Genital Images from Men. The Journal of Sex Research. 58. 1-10. 10.1080/00224499.2020.1779171.

Marcotte, A.S. and Garcia, J.R. (2018). Negotiations of Identity, Pleasure and Health in Women’s Online Sex Work Advertisements. In P.G. Nixon & I.K. Düsterhöft (Eds.), Sex in the Digital Age (pp. 179-190). New York: Routledge.

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