Seeking Research Participants – LGBTQ Women in Rural Spaces (University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD Research)

We received this email request and we are forwarding it along for your consideration:

Amanda Stewart, a Sociology PhD Candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago is looking for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and/or queer identified women who are currently living in the rural United States to participate in individual, in-depth interviews. This research will explore the experiences of queer women in rural settings. This research will challenge assumptions that are often made about rural living and will explore how rural queer women construct their identities and explore their sexuality within these spaces.

To participate, you must be between the ages of 25 and 65 and be currently living in the rural United States. (Rural defined as having a population less than 50,000 and more than 1 hour from a major city (major city defined has having a population of 200,000 or more). This project involves in-depth interviews lasting approximately 1-3 hours that are completely confidential. Interviews will take place at a site of your choosing. All interviews will be tape recorded and transcribed. You will not receive any compensation for your participation.

If you would like more information about participating or would like to volunteer, please email Amanda Stewart at Thank you for your interest in this project!

Amanda Stewart
PhD Candidate
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Sociology

A flyer for this project is included below:

Flyer — LGBTQ Women in Rural Spaces


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