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Meredith Worthen

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Meredith Worthen

Ph.D., University of Texas, 2009
Office: KAUF 321
Phone: (405) 325-1751
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Research Areas

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 books include: Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies: An Intersectional Examination of LGBTQ Stigma (2020) and Interrogating the Use of LGBTQ Slurs: Still Smearing the Queer (Forthcoming in 2023).