Kenneth Gourlay

Kenneth Gourlay

PhD Student

2248 Faculty/Administration Building
656 W. Kirby St.
Detroit, MI 48202




Kenneth Gourlay

Kenneth Gourlay is in the PhD Sociology program. After a prior career in Internet software development and an unanticipated experience with the criminal legal system, he decided to refocus his life toward social justice and academic research. He is now focusing his studies on social narratives and discourse regarding sex and sexuality and the harms they perpetuate. In addition to studying at WSU, Kenneth works as an online marketing consultant and is a wooden boat enthusiast.

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Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Sex, Sexualities, and Gender
  • Crime, Law, and Deviance
  • Mental Health
  • Queer Theory



 Discourse related to laws and bills restricting access to health care by transgender youth


  • Wayne State University, MA Sociology
  • University of Michigan, BS Education

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