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 gangs.
My current research interests are polyamory, queerness as applied to popular culture, experiences of queer youth, visual signification of tattooed bodies, and feminist subcultures.