C Lynn Carr, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Dr. Carr researches the individual/social interplay in gender, sexual, ethnic, and religious identity construction.
Dr. C Lynn Carr's published scholarship has focused on the interplay between the individual and the social within sex, gender, sexual, and (more recently) religious identity construction. She has written about the relationship between social power and individual agency within gender and sexual identification, consciousness, and practice; the importance of cultural classification schemes in gender and sexual identity and cognitions; and distinctions between and connections among sex, gender and sexual identifications and practices.
Her most recent research employs a variety of qualitative methodologies (including in-depth interviews, online surveys, and autoethnographic fieldwork) to explore the sociology of identity among cultural newcomers to the Afro-Cuban Lukumi and Ifa religious traditions in the United States.
Dr. Carr teaches a variety of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses on gender, sexuality, social problems and solutions, deviance and conformity, American society, and social inequalities.
- Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University
- M.A., Rutgers, The State University
- B.A., Antioch College
- 2009 The New (Essentialist) Sexual Fluidity: Review of Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire, by Lisa M. Diamond. Sex Roles, July 2009.
- 2007 Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS) Grants-in-aid Research Grant for Sexuality and Gender among Orisha Worshipping 'Outsiders'
- 1999 Outstanding Student Paper, Social Psychology Section, American Sociological Association.
- Bisexuality as a Category in Social Research: Lessons from Women's Gendered Narratives
Journal of Bisexuality, 6(4), 27- 47,
- Where Have All the Tomboys Gone? Women's Accounts of Gender in Adolescence
Sex Roles, 56(7-8), 439- 448,
- Queering Creole Spiritual Traditions: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Participation in African-Inspired Traditions in the Americas (Review)
By Randy P. Conner with David Hatfield Sparks, Journal of Folklore Research Reviews,
- Tomboyism or Lesbianism? Beyond Gender/Sexual Conflation
Sex Roles, 53, 119- 131,
- Same Sex Intimacies: Families of Choice and Other Life Experiments (Review)
By Jeffrey Weeks, Brian Heaphy, and Catherine Donovan, Contemporary Sociology 31, 410- 411,