I am Krista Benson, a PhD student and Graduate Teaching Associate at the Ohio State University in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I have taught, assisted in teaching, and lectured on career readiness, career preparation, feminist spirituality, poststructural/queer theory, sexuality studies, feminist social movements, and feminist theory. I have worked in the non-profit, public service, and higher education areas of eastern Washington on and off for the last ten years and currently juggle teaching, beginning my PhD courses, and finishing a thesis on communicative narratives among polyamorous people in the US. My research will be working with the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer, and questioning youth in the juvenile justice system.
My current research interests are polyamory, queerness as applied to popular culture, experiences of queer youth, visual signification of tattooed bodies, and feminist subcultures.
My header is an illustration of Yuri Kochiyama with lyrics from Blue Scholars’ “Yuri Kochiyama.” Respect.