Taylor L. Field
Sociology Ph.D. Student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
I am a Sociology PhD student at the University of Michigan. During my first year, I was honored to receive an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. My first academic article, "Parenting Transgender Children in PFLAG," was published this April. My research interests include gender, sexuality, parenting, family, race and ethnicity. I also work on a collaborative research project studying divorce at mid-life.
In 2015, I graduated from Oberlin College, where I studied Sociology and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies. In May, I finished my senior honors thesis on parents of LGBTQ children, based on interviews I conducted with 60 parents from all over the country.
In my past life, I enjoyed my work at Oberlin's newspaper The Oberlin Review which shaped all four years of my college experience; I still very much enjoy staying involved in the world of journalism and news in whatever capacity I can. I also love to travel, having spent my junior spring studying gender and sexuality in Amsterdam and Morocco. While abroad, I learned my third language, adding Dutch to my knowledge of English and Spanish.