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HONORS, AWARDS, GRANTS RECEIVED
Jacque Voegeli Fellow and Co-Director of Interdisciplinary Seminar on Representation and Social Change, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University, 2010-11.
National Science Foundation, Sociology Grant, News Media Coverage and the Construction of Public Health Problems, 2008-2010.
Emerging Professional, The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), "recognized as one of the promising future leaders in the fields of sex research." 2007.
National Institute of Aging Postdoctoral Fellowship. Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, 2001-2002.
Social Science Research Council-Sexuality Research Fellowship Program, Postdoctoral Fellowship. "The politics of Sexual Health: Female and Male Circumcision as Public Problems in the United States." 1999-2001.
Dean's Scholar, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1997-1998.
Dissertation Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1997-1998.
Winnet Fellowship, Samuel P. Fels Foundation (Philadelphia, PA), 1994.
College Prize for Excellence in Sociology, Boston University. 1991.
Phi Beta Kappa, Boston University. 1991.
Gender in Society
Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
Introduction to Research Methods
Race, Gender, and Health
Seeing Social Life
Womb to Tomb: The Life Course
Gender, Sexuality, and Intimate Relationships
Sex and Sexuality
Health and Medicine
Aging and the Life Course
Mass Media and Journalism
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Gendered Sexuality Over the Life Course
The Politics of Sexual Health: Male Circumcision and Female Genital Cutting as Public Problems in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada
Carpenter, Laura M. & John DeLamater (editors). 2012. Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout our Lives. New York: New York University Press
2005.Virginity Lost: An Intimate Portrait of First Sexual Experiences. New York University Press.
Carpenter, Laura M. 2011. Like a Virgin...Again?: Secondary Virginity as an Ongoing Gendered Social Construction. Sexuality & Culture 15(2): 115-140.
Carpenter, Laura M. 2010. On Remedicalisation: Male Circumcision in the United States and Great Britain. Sociology of Health and Illness 32(4): 613-630.
Carpenter, Laura M. 2010. Gendered Sexuality over the Life Course: A Conceptual Framework. Sociological Perspectives 53(2): 155–178.
Casper, Monica J. & Laura M. Carpenter. 2008. Sex, Drugs, and Politics: The HPV Vaccine for Cervical Cancer. Sociology of Health and Illness 30(6): 886-899.
Carpenter, Laura M., Constance A. Nathanson & Young J. Kim. 2007. "Physical Women, Emotional Men: Exploring Gender and Sexual Satisfaction in Midlife." Archives of Social Research, "online first" .
Carpenter, Laura M., Constance A. Nathanson & Young J. Kim. 2006. "Sex After 40?: Gender, Ageism, and Sexual Partnering in Midlife." Journal of Aging Studies 20(2): 93-106.
Carpenter, Laura M. 2002. "Gender and the Social Construction of Virginity Loss in the Contemporary United States." Gender & Society 16(3):345-365.
Carpenter, Laura M. 2002. "Analysis of Textual Material." Chapter 16 in Handbook for Conducting Research on Human Sexuality, Michael W. Wiederman and Bernard E. Whitley, Jr., (eds.). Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Carpenter, Laura M. 2001. "The Ambiguity of 'Having Sex': The Subjective Experience of Virginity Loss in the United States." The Journal of Sex Research. 38(2):127-139.
Carpenter, Laura M. 2001. "The First Time/Das Erstes Mal: Approaches to Sexuality in U.S. and German Teen Magazines." Youth & Society. 32(3):31-61.
Carpenter, Laura M. 1998. "From Girls Into Women: Scripts for Sexuality and Romance in Seventeen Magazine, 1974-1994." The Journal of Sex Research 35(2): 158-168.