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Cary Costello

Associate Professor
Sociology
 (414) 229-6942
 Bolton Hall 738

Fall Office Hours:
TBA and by appointment

Education

PhD, University of California, Berkeley 1999
MA, University of California, Berkeley 1994
JD, Harvard Law School 1990
BA, Yale College 1986

Areas of Specialization

Race/Class/Gender/Sexuality; Sociology of the Body; Social Problems; Science/Medicine/Technology; Sociology of the Professions

Research Interests

Prof. Costello is currently engaged in research on virtual embodiment and identity in Second Life®. He runs the Avatar Identity Research Center, which presents a seminar series on avatar embodiment, and through the Editing Appearances project has interviewed over 90 individuals in a variety of communities about selfhood and the virtual body.

Teaching Schedule

Fall 2015
SOCIOL 102-401: Social Problems in American Society
SOCIOL 444-001: Sociology of the Body

Selected Publications

Costello, C. G. (2015). Intersex and Trans* Communities: Commonalities and Tensions. Horlacher, S. (Ed.). Transgender and Intersex in the Arts, Science and Society.
Costello, C. G. (2014, December). Intersex Pregnancy: Contested Identities and Ideologies of Sex and Gender. Gibson, M. F. (Ed.). Queering Maternity and Motherhood: Narrative and Theoretical Perspectives on Queer Conception, Birth and Parenting. Branson, ON: Demeter Press.
Costello, C. G. (2013). Sexuality in a Virtual World. Strombler, M., Baunach, D. M., Simonds, W., Windsor, E. J., & Burgess, E. O. (Eds.). Sex Matters, 4th Ed., 178-185. New Jersey: Pearson Education.
Costello, C. G. (2011, December). The Real Me: Selfhood in the Virtual World. Batchelor, B. (Ed.). Cult Pop Culture: How the Fringe Became Mainstream, V. 3, 187-203. Praeger.
Costello, C. G. (2010, December). Caster Semenya: An Intersex Perspective/ Caster Semenya: Una Perspectiva Intersex. Different Bodies/ Cuerpos Distintos, 69-72. Manthra Editores.
Costello, C. G. (2006). Teratology: ‘Monsters’ and the Professionalization of Obstetrics. Journal of Historical Sociology, 19(1), 1-33.
Costello, C. G. (2006). Professional Identity Crisis: Race, Class, Gender and Success at Professional Schools. , 264. Vanderbilt University Press.