Aline C. Gubrium

Professional Title: 
Associate Professor and Director of the Community Health Education Program
Department: 
Community Health Education
Telephone: 
413-545-2244
Campus Address: 
304 Arnold House
Education: 

B.A., Indiana University; M.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida

Area(s) of Specialization: 

sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice; participatory digital, visual, and narrative research methodologies; holistic and culture-centered approaches to health promotion

Research Description: 

My research uses participatory, digital, visual, and narrative methods to study the sexual and reproductive health knowledge and decision-making of marginalized women and youth. As a major methodological innovation, I use digital storytelling to engage research participants in reflecting on sexuality, reproductive health, and related aspects of lived experience. From early research with African-American women living in a southern rural community, to work with women using Depo-Provera contraception and more recent projects working with Latino/a youth to address barriers to sexual communication and sexuality education, the driving question across the board is how the participants view their sexual and reproductive health experiences, in particular, how they make sense of, respond to, and confront the many influences that shape their sexuality.

Key Publications: 

Gubrium, A, Shafer, M. Sensual sexuality education with young parenting women. Health Education Research 2014; doi: 10.1093/her/cyu001

Gubrium A, Hill A, Flicker S. A situated practice of ethics for participatory visual and digital methods in public health research and practice: A focus on digital storytelling. American Journal of Public Health 103(10): Forthcoming 2014. DOI 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301310

Barcelos C, Gubrium A.  Reproducing stories: Strategic narratives of teen pregnancy and motherhood. Social Problems, Forthcoming August 2014;61(3).

Gubrium A, Barcelos C, Buchanan D, Gubrium, E.  “When nothing matters things just happen”: Young parenting women’s reflections on caring, health, and justice. International Quarterly of Community Health Education (Forthcoming)

Gubrium A, Torres MI.  “The message is in the bottle”: How Latino high school students communicate double standard ideologies in Photovoice sessions. American Journal of Health Education 2013;44:146-155.     

Gubrium A, Harper K.  Participatory Visual and Digital Methodologies. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. 2013.

Gubrium A. “I’ve lost my mojo, baby”: A narrative perspective on the effect of Depo-Provera on libido. Sexuality Research and Social Policy 2011;8:321-334.

Aline Gubrium Curriculum Vitae