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B.B. Buchanan

Education

  • B.A. from the University of Notre Dame
  • M.A. from the University of California, Davis

About

Areas of Interest

Sociology of sexuality, gender, homonationalism, race, and reactionary social movements.

Biography

B.B. is a sixth-year graduate student in sociology at the University of California, Davis. They hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters degree from UC Davis in sociology. Their research interests in the areas of sexuality, gender, homonationalism, race, and reactionary social movements. They developed these interests through community activism and international service, and have tied their experiences within marginalized communities to the relationship of global processes of ideology and modern identity politics.

Research Focus

This is reflected in their current research project on the intersections of white gay men's political life and their relationship with conservative homonationalism, with an emphasis on fascism. Examining the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany, they ask how a population so often characterized as liberal, forward thinking, and progressive can be incorporated into reactionary political organizations and how this incorporation - rather than being unusual - is actually grounded in the history and social forces shaping the very modern category of white male homosexuality itself.

Awards

Graduate Student of Color Summer Research Award