I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice at Idaho State University. My research interests primarily concern religion, sexuality, deviance, and the body. With regard to religion, I study the construction, maintenance, and contestation of moral narratives, especially those related to sexuality. With regard then to sexuality, I am interested in a wide range of topics including homosexuality, pornography, BDSM, fetish sexuality, sex work and sexual economies, sexual consent, sexual abuse and violence, child pornography, and sex offending. Alongside these topics, I am also interested in deviance and the body including body modification, consensual and ritual violence, and self-injury.
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Thomas, Jeremy N., Lauren Crosby, and Jessica Milford. “Gender Differences Among Self-Reported Genital Piercing Stories.” Deviant Behavior.
Williams, D J, Jeremy N. Thomas, and M. Candace Christensen. “You Need to Cover Your Tattoos! Reconsidering Standards of Professional Appearance in Social Work.” Social Work.
Williams, D J, Jeremy N. Thomas, Emily E. Prior, M. Candace Christensen. “From ‘SSC’ and ‘RACK’ to the ‘4Cs’: Introducing a New Framework for Negotiating BDSM Participation.” Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality 17.
Thomas, Jeremy N. “Outsourcing Moral Authority: The Internal Secularization of Evangelicals’ Anti-Pornography Narratives.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52(3):457–75 [Lead Article].
Thomas, Jeremy N. and Daniel V. A. Olson. “Evangelical Elites’ Changing Responses to Homosexuality 1960–2009.” Sociology of Religion 73(3):239–72 [Lead Article].
Thomas, Jeremy N. and Daniel V. A. Olson. “Beyond the Culture War: Managing Sexual Relationships Inside a Congregation of Gay Evangelicals.” Review of Religious Research 54(3):349–70.
Thomas, Jeremy N. and Daniel V. A. Olson. “Testing the Strictness Thesis and Competing Theories of Congregational Growth.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49(4):619–39.