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Desmond F. Goss

Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of the Social Justice Certificate Program    

B.A., Psychology, North Carolina State University
M.A., Public Sociology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Ph.D., Sociology, Georgia State University


Intersectionality; Race and White Supremacy; Gender & Sexuality; Public Sociology; Power and Social Justice; Social Theory; Social Research Methodology


In the classroom, I center the experiences of power minorities and encourage students to build a critical voice through which they can “question everything.”

Race, Policing, and Disability (GSU Dept. of Africana Studies and Auburn Avenue Research Library’s Freedom School Series)
Post-Policing Interview with Dr. Desmond Goss (Aloud Podcast)
When Policy Isn’t Enough: QTIPOC Solidarity and Health in Times of Protest (Women of Color Initiative)

Research Interests
My areas of interest pertain to intersectional social inequality in the context of power, privilege, oppression, and transgression, including aspects of gender, sexuality, race, capitalism, dis/ability, colonization, religion, and social change.

Curriculum Vitae


Race and Masculinity in Gay Porn: Deconstructing the Big Black Beasts [Routledge, 2021]

“Race and Masculinity in Gay Porn,” in Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader (5th Ed), M. Stombler, D. Baunach, E. Burgess, W. Simonds, and E. Windsor (Eds.) [Pearson, 2018]

“A Modern Empire: The Concentration of Media,” in Focus on Social Problems:  A Contemporary Reader, A. Jungels and M. Stombler (Eds.) [Oxford University Press, 2016/2017]