S.L. Crawley

Associate Professor


Office: CPR 223
Phone: (813) 974 0977
Fax: (813) 974 6455


S. L. Crawley (Ph.D., 2002, University of Florida) is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida. Dr. Crawley’s areas of interest include embodiment (gender/sexualities/race/class) theories, queer and feminist theories, epistemology and qualitative methods, social psychology and sociology of sport, focusing on productions of identity and social impacts on the physical body. S has published articles in Sociological Theory, Gender & Society, The Sociological Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Hypatia, Cultural Studies ←→ Critical Methodologies, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, The American Sociologist, as well as in several academic handbooks and has co-authored a book, Gendering Bodies (Rowman & Littlefield 2008), which extends existing theories of gender performativity via interactionism to demonstrate the social impacts of gender on physical bodies in such everyday settings as work, sports and sexuality. Some of S’s work has been translated into Russian and Ukrainian. S’s current interests involve queer/feminist and comparative epistemological approaches to empirical social science, American pragmatism, New Materialisms, and interventions to traditional methods. Among various other service on editorial boards and for academic organizations, S was recently the Chair (2019-2021) of the American Sociological Association’s section on Sex & Gender, the largest section of ASA, and the Chair of ASA’s Jessie Bernard Award Selection Committee, 2021.


Ph.D., University of Florida, 2002


SYA 6933 Gender, Sexuality and Bodies


TedxUSF Talk: We Are All Trans