Author Bio – Chauntelle Anne Tibbals, PhD

Chauntelle Anne Tibbals, PhDChauntelle Anne Tibbals is an embedded public sociologist specializing in gender, sexualities, work & organizations, new media, and popular culture. She has spent over ten years researching the adult industry, working to complicate popular understandings of porn, its enterprise, and its socio-cultural significance. Dr. Tibbals’ research has been published in numerous scholarly journals including SexualitiesGender Work & OrganizationJournal of Contemporary Ethnography, and Stanford Law and Policy Review, and her ebook series You Study What? is available on She has been quoted and cited extensively by cultural and news media outlets including CNN, Business Insider, Slate, and KPCC (NPR)