In a field that has only recently begun embracing queer methods and theory, this powerful and provocative collection showcases emerging and established sociologists of LGBTQ communities reflecting on their experiences as researchers and teachers. Located within the critical conversation of being “queer” and respectfully conducting research within the community, Other, Please Specify presents an array of experiences, insights, and approaches to a new generation of students and sociologists, revealing the power of investigations of the social world. With contributions from sociologists who have helped define queer studies in the field, this volume charts new directions in how to conduct sexuality research. Utilizing a range of interpretative and statistical methods, this volume offers methodological advice and practical strategies in research design and execution, all with the intent of getting queer research off the ground and building a collaborative community within this emerging subfield.
D'Lane Compton is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of New Orleans. Compton is the coauthor of How Identities, Stereotypes, and Inequalities Matter through Gender Studies and a contributor to several volumes, including the International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality.
Tey Meadow is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Meadow is the author of Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century.
Kristen Schilt is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. Schilt is the author of Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality. Schilt is also the book review editor of the American Journal of Sociology.