Sociologist. University of Michigan. PhD 2020.

Jamie Louise Budnick


I am a sociologist specializing in gender, sexuality, and feminist STS.


I earned my PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2020. I am currently working as an NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center and the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities. My work has focused on non-heterosexual identities, reproductive health, sexual violence, and the social construction of sexuality knowledge. I am broadly interested in the demography of sexuality and the politics of population measurement.

My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center. I have consulted on qualitative interviewing methods for public health scholars engaged in mixed-methods research, and have used my research in state-level legislative advocacy. I have completed pedagogical training and teaching certification, and have taught courses in sociology, women’s studies, and psychology focusing on research methodologies, gender, sexuality, and feminist perspectives on science.

My work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Contexts, DemographyGender & Society, and Sexualities.