Skip to main content
McMaster University Menu Search
News

Congratulations to Alan Santinele-Martino

Congratulations to PhD candidate Alan Santinele-Martino for receiving the award for Best Student Paper in the American Sociological Association Section on Disability for his paper on barriers to sexual fields for people with intellectual disabilities.

Aug 26, 2019

Alan’s paper Being Kept Out of Sexual Fields: The Intimate Lives of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Ontario, Canada draws on 46 interviews with adults with intellectual disabilities, and examines the systematic barriers that participants face to participating in sexual fields. The paper reveals the complex interplay of structural and cultural social processes, as well as psycho-emotional disablism, which make it difficult, if not impossible, for some participants to feel prepared or confident enough to navigate sexual fields.