My LA Weekly profile!

I recently was profiled by LA Weekly‘s Lila Seidman — “Meet LA’s (New) Resident Porn Professor” (here, 5/17/16). Though I’m no longer a professor, I’ll take it!

Here’s a snip:

California native Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, a sociologist and former visiting scholar at USC and lecturer at Cal State Northridge, has dedicated much of her career to studying the adult-entertainment community based in the San Fernando Valley.

Blond and bubbly, Tibbals has a stereotypical California inflection and peppers thoughtful meditations on epistemology with gratuitous “likes.” She has an air of “chill” erudition.

Tibbals’ work is academically earnest but raises eyebrows wherever it lands. (Imagine readers’ reactions when they picked up the 2012 Stanford Law and Policy Review and came across her article, “‘Anything that forces itself into my vagina is by definition raping me …’ – Adult Performers and Occupational Safety and Health.”)…

You can read the entire piece right here — enjoy!

I have some thoughts re issues raised in the piece and such, but I will save that for later. Kinda awesome — thanks LA Weekly!


(pictured: me in some rafters reading — totally natural haha)

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