Sara I. McClelland, Ph.D.

I’m an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Women’s Studies and Psychology at the University of Michigan. My research focuses on how experiences of sociopolitical inequality shape individuals’ sense of what they deserve in their intimate lives.

I teach courses with a focus on adolescent sexual development, public policy, and research design. I’m especially interested in points of translation and change efforts concerning sexuality and sexual well-being, including: education, medicine, policy, and research.

I use a variety of methods in my research, including interviews, surveys, focus groups, and Q methods. My work is also often focused on a meta-analysis of methods themselves: why do we choose one method of investigation over another and how do our methodological decisions limit or expand what we can learn about a phenomenon?

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