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Rachel McCrosky

Graduate Student    

BS in Nursing from McNeese State University
MA in Applied Sociology from University of Central Florida


Health and Gender


Rachael McCrosky is a third-year doctoral student in the Sociology Department at Georgia State University with a specialization in Health and Gender. She came to GSU from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida where she received her Master’s in Applied Sociology. Prior to this, Rachael received her B.S. in Nursing from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Her main area of research interest focuses on the influence of gender and sexuality have on health care experiences and diagnoses. Broader areas of interest include and the social construction of pain, injury, and bodily deviance. Previous research projects have included the social construction of pain and injury as deviant or normative based on the gender of the participant. Her Master’s thesis examined non-monogamous women’s experiences of stigma during sexual health care visits. She currently lives in Atlanta with her partner and their four cats: Molly Millions, bell hooks, Toothless, and Paul Atreides