Srushti Upadhyay

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Pronouns: she/her/hers

BA: Sociology, 2015, Purdue University  
BS: Economics, 2015, Purdue University
MA: Sociology, 2018, George Washington University

Research interests: 
Gender, Sexuality, and the Body;  Sex Work; Digital Work and Labor; Digital Cultural Production  

Recent courses taught:
Social Research Methods
Sociology of Gender
Introduction to Sociology
Race, Crime, & Criminal Justice

Bio: Srushti Upadhyay is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at The University at Buffalo.  Her dissertation focuses on understanding the complex and multidirectional intersections between technology, intimacy, and economy. In particular, how Sugar Babies in the United States manage emotional labor and emotional risk on the job; how they navigate commodification, isolation, and intimate connections in sugar relationships. She is also interested in the role of technology in mitigating risk and stigma, even as Sugar Babies become vulnerable to other technology-specific risks. 

Upadhyay, Srushti. 2021. “Sugaring: Understanding the World of Sugar Daddies and Sugar Babies.” The Journal of Sex Research 58(6):775-784.