Writer, ethnographer, feminist, symbolic interactionist, sociologist, professor.   I study nonconformity, sexuality, transgressive leisure, and emotion, nearly always in the broader contexts of gender and risk-taking.

My book Playing on the Edge: Sadomasochism, Risk, and Intimacy was published in 2011 (Indiana University Press). I’m co-editor of Selves, Symbols and Sexualities (2014, SAGE), an anthology of original, contemporary interactionist work on sexuality written for the book.  I’m currently writing a book that explores, among other things, intersections of gender, social class and emotion.

I am an active member of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, on the editorial board of The Journal for Positive Sexuality, and Associate Professor of Sociology at SUNY Buffalo State.  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. (But I’m not great about that either. Also, that might be an understatement.)

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

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