Krista Benson

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; GIS in Sexuality Studies
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Krista Benson is the Graduate Administrative Associate for DISCO and a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department. She is also pursuing the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Sexuality Studies. She has a Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology from Gonzaga University, a Master's of Arts in Women's Studies and Feminist Research from the University of Manchester, and she studied Communications at Eastern Washington University. Krista's research background includes readings of radical cheerleading as a radical reclamation of the public sphere, the gendered history and signification of the Western tattooed female body, and shared communicative narratives of polyamorous people. Her current research will be focusing on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer, and questioning youth indigenous with experience with the juvenile justice system. 

  • M.A., Women's Studies and Feminist Research, University of Manchester
  • B.A., Sociology, Gonzaga University

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