Queer Youth and Homelessness
Brandon Andrew Robinson is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. His research is in the areas of gender and sexualities, race and ethnicity, intersectionality, and health. Brandon is interested in how other social categories (e.g., race & gender) are constitutive of sexualities (and vice versa) and how these intersecting social positions generate exclusionary practices within sexually marginalized populations. He also has studied how health and HIV/AIDS discourses construct our beliefs about sex and pleasure. Brandon has published on The Huffington Post and in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Sociology of Race & Ethnicity, Social Currents, Social Theory & Health, Deviant Behavior, Sexuality Research & Social Policy, and Culture, Health & Sexuality. He is presently co-authoring a textbook titled Race & Sexuality, and his current research project is an ethnographic study on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth homelessness in central Texas.