Sara  Crawley

Sara Crawley

Sara Crawley
Associate Professor


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



Sara L. Crawley (Ph.D., 2002, University of Florida) is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of South Florida. Dr. Crawley’s areas of interest include gender and sexualities theories, queer and feminist theory, qualitative methods, social psychology and sociology of sport, focusing on constructions of self and social impacts on the physical body. Crawley has published articles in 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. Crawley has co-authored a book, Gendering Bodies (Rowman & Littlefield 2008), with Lara Foley and Constance Shehan, which extends existing theories of gender performativity via symbolic interactionism to demonstrate the social impacts of gender on physical bodies in such everyday settings as work, sports and sexuality. Some of Crawley’s work has been translated into Russian and Ukrainian. Crawley’s current interests involve comparative epistemological approaches within social science, American pragmatism, and feminist and queer interventions to traditional methods. Among various other service on editorial boards and for academic organizations, Crawley is the incoming Chair of the American Sociological Association’s section on Sex & Gender, the largest section of ASA.


Ph.D., University of Florida, 2002


SYA 6933 Gender, Sexuality and Bodies