Joshua Simpkins

LGBT Institute Research Fellow, Spring 2016 Cohort

Joshua Simpkins grew up in rural southwest Virginia, before moving to suburban Orlando, Florida in 2007, and urban Atlanta, Georgia in 2015. They received his Bachelors in Sociology and Masters in Applied Sociology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and is currently enrolled in the Doctoral program in the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University.

Joshua’s previous research projects have included research on: the assignment of gender in everyday interaction; the representation of women, racial minorities, and LGBTQ individuals as subject area experts on prime time cable news programming; and the social construction of pain and injury as deviant or normative based on the gender of the participant. His broader research interests include gender, sexuality, family, and labor. Joshua currently lives in Atlanta with his partner, Rachael McCrosky, and five cats: Penelope, Molly Millions, bell hooks, Toothless, and Paul Atreides.