Published: Jan. 18, 2018

Portrait of Maren ScullNew publication from CTT Assistant Professor of Sociology, Maren Scull, "Managing Identity in a Dirty Occupation: Male Strippers Experiences with Social Stigmas." Sociological Spectrum 37(6): 390-411. In this research, I explore the social stigmas male strippers experience for engaging in a deviant occupation and the identity work they perform to maintain a positive sense of self. Specifically, I draw from 22 in-depth interviews with male exotic dancers and 18 months of fieldwork at a strip club.