The dissertation research project focuses on sexual consent to heterosexual casual sex among seasonal workers in Banff and Jasper Alberta. The study is a qualitative study using a modified grounded theory approach and textual analysis.
Negotiating heterosexual sex and sexual consent: Interpretations of sexual images and communications with sexual partnersby Beres, Melanie Ann
The major goal of this project is to explore how adults negotiate their sexual experiences and how they understand and construct consent to sex within their heterosexual relationships.
Images & Voices: An Arts-Based Qualitative Study Using Photovoice to Understand the Needs & Aspirations of Sex Workers in Portland, Oregonby Desyllas, Moshoula Capous
The ways in which sex workers have been studied and represented historically, socio-politically and academically do not take into account their voices and participation in the process. Arts-based research provides the potential for collaboratively developing unique knowledge and insight about the experiences of sex workers and the meanings assigned to those experiences.
The major aim of this project is to explore and test the validity of what the authors describe as the “miscommunication hypothesis” or the idea that men and women often misunderstand one another during sexual relations leading to experiences described as sexual assault or coercion. This project builds on a pilot study conducted in Canada in 1993 and includes a Canadian and New Zealand component.