Alyson K. Spurgas

Alyson K. Spurgas is assistant professor of Sociology at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where they also teach in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Alyson is the author of Diagnosing Desire: Biopolitics and Femininity into the Twenty-First Century (Ohio State University Press, 2020), which was awarded the 2021 Cultural Studies Association First Book Prize, and is currently conducting research for a new project on sexual robotics and technologized care. Alyson lives in Brooklyn, New York with their partner and cat—and enjoys bicycling around the neighborhood, getting out of the city to go for a hike, listening to (and sometimes playing) live music, and might even be found doing yoga once in a while.