Cristen Dalessandro is a sociologist and social researcher based in Utah.

Cristen’s past research has broadly focused on sexual health and inequalities in young peoples’ intimate lives. Her research has been published in outlets such as Gender & Society; SexualitiesSociological Perspectives; Culture, Health & Sexuality; and other peer-reviewed journals. Her current book project, Intimate Inequalities: Millennials’ Romantic Relationships in Contemporary Times, explores how millennials navigate social and identity-based differences and inequalities that they encounter in their romantic and sexual relationships. Intimate Inequalities is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press, and will be available in the summer of 2021. (Link:

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Below are some links to public sociology posts based on some of Cristen’s research:

The Conversation UK Post
“Blinded by Love” Post