Sarah Diefendorf has been awarded the Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Award from the ASA Section on the Sociology of Sexualities. This award, established to honor the memory of Martin Levine who died of AIDS in 1991, provides $3000 to a graduate student in the final stages of writing a dissertation related to the topics to which Levine devoted his career.
Sarah’s dissertation investigates current moral debates around gender and sexuality within an evangelical mega church. Based on extensive ethnographic research, Sarah finds and argues that these debates cannot be understood without specific attention to the every day work that goes in to constructions of an evangelical heterosexuality.
Congratulations to Sarah!