Category Archives: Blog

Seeing It in Print

It’s been an exciting spring and summer for me as a scholarly author. Like most scholars, the majority of literature I write and read are accessed online. So I was pleasantly surprised to receive my first print copy of one of journal articles and my first book chapter in an edited volume.

My article in Transgender Studies Quarterly, written with some of my Lyon-Martin Health Services co-workers, was the first to arrive. It looks so great in print and I’m proud of this work and being a small part of this amazing community clinic.

The second printed work was a copy of Fat Sex: New Direction in Theory and Activism, which contains my chapter on body size diversity within SF Bay Area queer pornography. I loved writing this and working with the book’s great editors, Helen Hester and Caroline Walters.


Bonus photo of my current nail obsession – hounds tooth nail wraps by Sally Hansen.

Ingraham Research Consulting

Now that my time at Lyon-Martin is coming to an end as our WHAM grant wraps up, I’ve started to accept more contract jobs. I’ve decided to move forward for these jobs under the name Ingraham Research Consulting (IRC).

My previous research consulting has included:

  • Performing literature searches and compiling relevant literature for medical, public health and social science audiences
  • Conducting literature reviews and preparing concise, thorough summaries
  • Preparing introduction and background sections for small and large grant applications or letters of intent
  • Analyzing qualitative data including focus groups, in-depth interviews and media data
  • Short transcription or transcription review projects
  • Preparation and submission of academic manuscripts for publication

If you have any questions or interest in talking with me about research consulting work, please use the contact form on this website or email me at natalie.ingraham at

Reformatting the Hard Drive

This site and blog have lain dormant for the better part of six months. When I created it, I was overwhelmed by working three jobs, simultaneously working on and ignoring my dissertation and trying to enjoy my life at home. Things have slowed down just enough to allow me time and space to work on the website and hopefully start blogging more often. I’m down to one really great job at Lyon-Martin where I am getting to stretch myself in ways I didn’t think possible – creating two large and diverse curricula, new forms of data entry, or navigating a non-profit community clinic structure.

I’ve been so inspired by my colleagues who blog regularly with such strong, vibrant voices of activism and intellectual thought. Among my favorites are the ever brilliant Eric Grollman, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Trudy at Gradient Lair, and Deborah Lupton (one of my personal sociology heroes). Other general brilliant sociology blogs to check out are Sociological Images (highly recommended for a sociology teaching resource) or Sociology for the People, a blog focused on public sociology and activism. Please send me any great sociology blogs – always happy to add more to my overflowing Feedly list.

I hope to blog more often about news topics or my personal journey at the tail end of my graduate school experience. We’ll see how it goes. For now, I’m off to finish up phone interview notes (who knew I’d be hiring a research staff??) and then read more recent social science literature on The Biggest Loser – a thrilling Friday afternoon.