Dr. Staci Newmahr is an ethnographer and sociologist whose work plays with intersections of gender, nonconformity, risk-taking, emotion and eroticism.  Newmahr is an Associate Editor of  Symbolic Interaction and Assistant Professor at Buffalo State College.

Author of Playing on the Edge: Sadomasochism, Risk, and Intimacy was published in 2011 (Indiana University Press), Staci is currently finishing work on Renaissance Faires and erotic spaces, based on participant-observation research in 2010-11.  Staci is also beginning a longer-term project on sadism, gender and eroticism.

Dr. Newmahr is SocDocSN on Twitter and Staci Newmahr on Academia.edu, and can be reached via email at newmahsd@buffalostate.edu.