Aline C. Gubrium
B.A., Indiana University; M.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida
sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice; participatory digital, visual, and narrative research methodologies; holistic and culture-centered approaches to health promotion
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.
Gubrium A, Harper, K. Participatory visual and digital methodologies. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. 2013.
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 October 2013. DOI 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301310
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 (forthcoming 2013, volume 44).
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.
Peterson J, Gubrium A. Old wine in new bottles? A health communication perspective on community-based participatory research in 17 NIH-funded projects. Health Communication 2011;26:724-734.
Gubrium A, DiFulvio G. Girls in the world: Digital storytelling as a feminist public health approach. Girlhood Studies 2011;4:28-46.