California Pre-Doctoral Program at SF State{ Fellowships Office }

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SF State Pre-Doctoral Scholar


Jennifer Rubin, Sexuality Studies graduate student


Jennifer Rubin is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Gender and Women's Studies. While a master's student in SF State’s Department of Sexuality Studies, she was the recipient of the Deborah Tolman Scholarship for excellence in feminist research. Combining her interest in gender and psychology, her master’s thesis explored the negotiation of sexuality and race within cyberculture spaces for adolescent queer women of color. Additionally, she is attentive to experiences of female sexual desire in communities of color as well as the intersections between race, class, and gender.


Update:  In 2012 Jennifer began her doctoral studies in Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University Michigan under a Rackham Merit Fellowship.  In the same year, she received an Honorable Mention with the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship program.  Congratulations Jennifer!

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