About Me

I’m an ethnographer and sociologist whose work plays with intersections of gender, nonconformity, risk-taking, emotion and eroticism. 

My book Playing on the Edge: Sadomasochism, Risk, and Intimacy was published in 2011 (Indiana University Press). I’m also co-editor of Selves, Symbols and Sexualities (2014, SAGE). In addition to my work on BDSM play and community, I have published on the erotic spaces of Renaissance Faires and ethnography in the current academic climate. I’m currently thinking and writing on New Age spirituality in women’s lives.

I’m SocDocSN on Twitter and Staci Newmahr on Academia.edu. I’m rarely on either site. You can best reach me at newmahsd@buffalostate.edu.

Any opinions expressed here are my own and not in any way reflective or representative of my employer, institution or colleagues.