Department of Sociology

Jamie O'Quinn

M.A., San Francisco State University

Jamie O'Quinn


  • Office: RLP 3.214D
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 3-5pm
  • Campus Mail Code: A1700


Sexualities; Gender; Critical race, feminist, and queer theories; Qualitative methodologies; Public sociology


Jamie O’Quinn is a third year PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her master's in Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University in 2016. For her MA thesis, Jamie conducted a queer analysis of an LGBTQ-inclusive sexuality education curriculum, understanding how progressive visions of sexuality education envision young people's sexual futures.

Her dissertation research analyzes U.S. age of consent laws, exploring the ways in which state efforts to regulate young people's sexualities are gendered and racialized. She looks at the apparent contradiction between statutory rape and child marriage laws, understanding how girls' legal right to consent is constructed by institutions of the state and the family.

Jamie is also the manager of the the Urban Ethnography Lab, a Graduate Affiliate of the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and is completing a doctoral portfolio in Women’s and Gender Studies.

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    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E 23rd St, A1700
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712-1086