Deviance; LGBTQ Stigma; Feminist/Queer Criminology
Dr. Worthen's work is focused on understanding and confronting pervasive negative prejudices in society through three main areas of research: sexualities, stigma, and gender and crime. Her interests in gender and crime focus on women prisoners' experiences with violence and marginalization. Dr. Worthen's work in LGBTQ studies critically analyzes the relationships between attitudes toward LGBTQ people, stigma, and sexual behavior as well as LGBTQ people's experiences with violence and discrimination. Her forthcoming book, Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies: An Intersectional Examination of LGBTQ Stigma will be available from Routledge in 2020.