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Angela Jones - Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale, NY, US

Angela Jones Angela Jones

Associate Professor, Sociology | Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY, UNITED STATES

Dr. Jones is an author, and teaches and conducts research in subjects such as African-American history, gender, and the gay community.

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Biography

Angela Jones's research interests include African-American political thought and protest, race, gender, sexuality, sex work, technology studies, and queer methodologies and theory.

For more information about Dr. Jones's work, see drangelajones.com. You can find her on Twitter, at @drjonessoc

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Areas of Expertise (4)

Queer Theory

African-American Political Thought and Protest

Sex Work

Gender and Sexuality

Industry Expertise (1)

Education/Learning

Accomplishments (4)

FSC Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award (professional)

Award for book, African-American Civil Rights

Students First Grant (professional)

Farmingdale State College, Title III, Students First Grant, $2,500

LGBTQ Scholarship and Politics After Marriage: A Conference Proposal (professional)

LGBTQ Scholarship and Politics After Marriage: A Conference Proposal, Fund
for the Advancement of the Discipline, American Sociological Association and
National Science Foundation: $4,000

Innovative Pedagogy Award (professional)

Farmingdale State College Center for Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy Award

Education (3)

New School for Social Research: Ph.D, Sociology 2010

New School for Social Research : M.A, Sociology 2006

Queens College, CUNY : B.A., Sociology 2005

Social

Affiliations (3)

  • Association of Black Sociologists
  • American Sociological Association
  • ASA LGBTQ Caucus

Event Appearances (3)

“People Need to Know We Exist:” Documenting the Workplace Experiences of Transmasculine and Non-binary Escorts and the Effects of Discursive Erasure

Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference  Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference

Stonewall After 50 Years

Invited Presidential Session, American Sociological Association  Invited Presidential Session, American Sociological Association

Work Sucks: Challenging Alienation and Recapturing Dignity and Pleasure in Work—A Case Study of the Erotic Webcam Industry

Law and Society Annual Conference  Law and Society Annual Conference

Sample Talks (5)

Sex Work in a Digital Era

2015 presentation at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association

Sex Work in a Digital Era

Regular Panel Session Presenter and Organizer, Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, 2015

For Black Models Scroll Down: Web-Cam Modeling and the Racialization of Erotic Labor

American Sociological Association, annual meeting, 2014

Finding Queer Utopia

Keynote address—University of Georgia’s Arts and Letters Conference, Utopia in the Arts, 2014

Sex Work as Feminist Utopia

University of Georgia’s Arts and Letters Conference, Utopia in the Arts, 2014

Research Grants (1)

Explorations in Diversity and Academic Excellence

SUNY $10,000

2015-01-01

Explorations in Diversity and Academic Excellence

Published Articles (3)

Sex Work in a Digital Era Sociology Compass

2015-01-01

In recent years, scholars have begun to investigate the role of digital technologies, namely the Internet, in facilitating growth in sexual commerce. Recent studies investigate the ways the Internet shapes the experiences of sex workers and how sex workers use the Internet to maximize profits and reduce risk exposure. Overall, scholars strategically frame sex work in a digital era in terms of affordances. In doing so, they can note the positive changes in the work experiences of these workers. However, I argue that this literature is altogether too optimistic, and in focusing primarily on the affordances of Internet-based sex work, these scholars neglect the new dangers that emerge online. In addition, by focusing only on the online practices of escorts, these scholars paint a homogenized portrait of digital sex work and neglect the diversity of labor performed by sex workers. This literature also neglects the diversity among sex workers themselves (e.g., race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, and ability). In order to address these limitations, I make nine specific suggestions for future lines of inquiry.

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The Niagara Movement 1905-1910: A Revisionist Approach to the Social History of the Civil Rights Movement The Journal of Historical Sociology, Vol. 23, issue 3

2010-01-01

The Niagara Movement 1905-1910: A Revisionist Approach to the Social History of the Civil Rights Movement

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Queer Heterotopias: Homonormativity and the Future of Queerness Interalia: a Journal of Queer Studies, Vol. 4

2009-01-01

Queer Heterotopias: Homonormativity and the Future of Queerness

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