Dr. Missari serves as the coordinator of CSUN’s interdisciplinary Human Sexuality minor. She teaches Sociology courses in the areas of gender and sexualities. Her past research examined determinants and long-term effects of positive attitudes toward sexual pleasure in adolescence. She has also studied the impact of heteronormative attitudes and beliefs on sexual subjectivity among U.S. adults. Her current research uses qualitative methods to explore how women who sleep with women and gender non-binary individuals negotiate sexual pleasure and agency.
Ph.D. 2013, University of Connecticut
M.A. 2007, University of Connecticut
B.A. 2005, Pennsylvania State University