Sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Anne Tibbals Joins

Mar 25, 2014 1:30 PM PST

BOSTON — Public sociologist and author of the e-book  “You Study What?,” Dr. Chauntelle Anne Tibbals is the newest feature writer and commentator for

The site’s operators said Tibbals' socio-cultural study of gender and sexualities is an insightful addition, providing a unique point of view for the community.

"Adult content is often engaged as if it lives in a bubble — like it somehow exists independent of wider social trends, politics, news, etc.,” Tibbals said.

She added, “This couldn't be further from the truth. Like every other piece of media, adult entertainment is both a partial product of and a contributing factor in the development of society and culture. I am super excited to contribute reviews and discussion to Erotic Scribes and the Sssh community within this context."

Tibbals has spent more than 10 years researching the adult industry, working on popular understandings of porn, its enterprise, and its socio-cultural significance. Her research has been published in numerous scholarly journals including Sexualities, Gender Work & Organization, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, and Stanford Law and Policy Review.

She has also been quoted and cited extensively by cultural and news media outlets including CNN, Business Insider, Slate, and KPCC (NPR), noted.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Dr. Tibbals on board and welcome her to our family of filmmakers, authors and sex experts” publisher Angie Rowntree said.

For more information about Tibbals, visit

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