Aaron Norton Visiting Assistant Professor in Gender & Sexuality Studies and Sociology

Aaron Norton completed his PhD in Psychology from UC Davis in 2014, where he was also a Graduate Fellow for the Center for Science and Innovation Studies and the Program in Science & Technology Studies. From 2014-16, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Sexualities Program at Northwestern (SPAN). Aaron’s research interests include feminist-STS approaches to the study of gender and sexuality, attitudes toward LGBT people, and the biopolitics of HIV-risk categorization and prevention. For example, his dissertation traces the science, ethics, and politics of male circumcision’s emergence as an HIV-risk category and prevention strategy. He has published articles in BioSocieties, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Sex Roles, Sexuality Research & Social Policy, and from a prior life, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Courses Taught

  • "Sexuality, Biomedicine, and HIV/AIDS"
  • "Sexuality, The Social Sciences, and LGBT Rights"
  • "Sexuality and Society"
  • "Research Methods in Gender and Sexuality Studies"