- Elisabeth Cuénod
- Sociology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK
- +44 (0)7443 773228
- Research Interests
- Feminism, Youth, Technology and society, Sexuality, Social media and internet technologies, Internet research, Tumblr, Asexuality, LGBT studies, Identity, Boundary work, Gender, Intersectionality, Digital Sociology, Digital Culture
Commonality and diversity: Self-identified asexual people discussing their experience on Tumblr
My research focuses on the way self-identified asexual people disucss their asexuality on Tumblr, a platform where heteronormative norms are challenged. Thourgh this project I hope to assess whether we can talk of an asexual community, and what are the constituting elements of an asexual identity. I will be looking at the boundary work between the asexual 'community' and the LGBT+ 'community' on Tumblr to determine how the asexual community is delimited.
Additionally, I will be investigating the possibility for the asexual 'community' and the LGBT+ 'community' to develop a feeling of solidarity due to both belonging to sexual and gender minorities.
2016-2017 MRes in Socio-Cultural Studies - University of Edinburgh, UK [in progress]
2014-2016 Msc in Science and Technology in Society - University of Edinburgh, UK (Merits)
2009-2014 BA in Humanities - History, and Russian language, literature and history - University of Geneva, Switzerland (Distinctions)
Cuénod, E., Book review: Altman, Dennis, Symons, Jonathan, Queer Wars: The New Global Polarization over Gay Rights, 2016, Cambridge, UK; Malden, MA, Polity Press, 178 pp., in Sexualities [Sent in for review].
Conferences and presentations
April 2017 “The asexual community on Tumblr: Methodological considerations”, presented at the ‘New Directions’ sociology conference, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, UK.
2013 Aksanenko Award for the best BA in Russian language, literature and history for the academic year 2012-2013 - University of Geneva, Switzerland