CSGS Visiting Scholar: spring 2012/fall 2012
Michael Anastario is a Sociologist who conducts population-based research on sexual risk behavior, sexual violence, and mental health. He received his PhD in Sociology from Boston College. He is currently principle investigator on several studies of sexual risk behavior in foreign military personnel.
My current research at the CSGS is focused on the role of occupations in the production of sexuality. In particular, I am examining how occupational elements of the armed services operate as components of the social field in the class habitus of military personnel. In the applied setting, I aim to understand how these elements dynamically produce patterns of sexual risk behavior which are quantitatively observable in biological and behavioral surveillance surveys of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Further, I am exploring the dilemma of researcher reflexivity in mixed methods research on sexual risk behavior.