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Travis D Speice

Title: Assistant Professor: The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Travis Speice recently (2016) earned his Ph.D. from the department of Sociology. His dissertation, titled "Manning Up and Queening Out: Gay Men's Negotiations of of Gender and Sexuality," examines the strategies of identity management for gay men. With this research, he develops a concept called hegemonic sexuality that organizes individuals' performances of sexuality. Speice's research interests include gender, family, sexuality, HIV/AIDS studies, and qualitative studies.Speice received B.S. degrees in Sociology and Psychology from State University of New York College at Brockport in 2005. Entering the M.A. program at University of Cincinnati in 2006, he completed his thesis titled “Relationship between mode of HIV transmission, social support, and coping strategies” in 2009. 


  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (Doctoral Candidate in Sociology).
  • Master of Arts, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2009 (Sociology).
  • Bachelor of Science, State University of New York College at Brockport, Brockport, NY, 2005 (Major: Sociology, Major: Psychology, Minor: Anthropology).


Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Casanova, Erynn, Emily Wetzel, Travis D. Speice (2016). Looking at the label: White-collar men and the meanings of ‘metrosexual' (forthcoming) . Sexualities, 19 (1/2), 64.

Encyclopedia Articles

  • Speice, Travis D. (2014). Men's Health. Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, and Social Behavior
  • Speice, Travis D. (2015). (In Press). Kinsey Reports. Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies

    Additional Publications


    • Speice, Travis D. (2012). (Rev. of Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides: Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying and Capital Punishment by Sheldon Ekland-Olson). Sociological Insight. (pp.118-119)..
    • Speice, Travis D. (2016). (Rev. of Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men by Jane Ward). Men & Masculinities..

    Presentations & Lectures

    Paper Presentations

    • Speice, Travis D. (05-16-2012). The Presentation of (Gendered and Sexual) Selves in Everyday Life, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Speice, Travis D. (03-31-2011). Masculinities Among (Gay) Men, Cleveland, OH.
    • Speice, Travis D. (03-31-2010). Relationship Between Mode of HIV Transmission, Social Support, and Coping Strategies, Chicago, IL.
    • Speice, Travis D. (03-28-2008). Studying Hopefulness: A Project for Introduction to Sociology Courses, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Speice, Travis D. (02-29-2008). Coping with HIV: How Mode of Transmission Determines Individual and Family Coping Strategies , Cincinnati, OH.
    • Speice, Travis D. (04-2005). HIV, Internet Chat Rooms, and Men Who Have Sex with Men, Brockport, NY.
    • Speice, Travis D. (02-01-2013). Gender and Sexuality Identity Management Among Gay Men, Miami University, Oxford, OH.
    • Speice, Travis D. (04-25-2013). Diva Dudes: Gay Men Managing Gendered and Sexual Identities, Atlanta, GA.
    • Speice, Travis D. (04-12-2014). "We're Here! We're Queer! And it's not that big of a deal: Investigating gay men's strategic outness at work/", Cincinnati, OH..
    • Speice, Travis D. (2015). "Shades of gay: The problem with defining gender and sexuality", Cincinnati.


    • (10-07-2011). Masculinity and the Media. Cincinnati, OH.
    • (01-24-2011). Masculinity in College. Cincinnati, OH.
    • (04-03-2013). Gay Masculinity Identity Construction/Management. Cincinnati, OH.

    Honors & Awards

    • Sociology Department Nomination for Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award , 2011.
    • Charles Phelps Taft Research Center Dissertation Fellowship, 2011.
    • Norris Johnson Teaching Fellowship, 2009 to 2011.
    • Mary Margaret Spica Faculty Education Scholarship Award, 2015.

    Experience & Service

    Work Experience

    • 2012 to 2013, Adjunct Instructor, The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Cincinnati, OH.
    • 2013 to To Present, Assistant Professor, The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Cincinnati, OH.

    Events Organized

    • Other. Taste of Soul (02-2016, TCCNHS.
    • Transgender Day of Visibility (03-28-2016 to 04-01-2016) , TCCNHS.
    • Other. World AIDS Day (12-01-2015, TCCNHS.


    • Committee Member, Learning Assessment Committee, 2013 to 2016
    • Committee Member, Curriculum Committee, 2013 to 2016
    • Committee Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, 2014 to 2016

    Other Experience and Professional Memberships

    • American Sociological Association, . Sections: Sex & Gender; Sexualities; Body and Embodiment
    • North Central Sociological Association,
    • Southern Sociological Society,
    • Sociologists' AIDS Network,

    Courses Taught

      Level: Undergraduate

      Level: Undergraduate

      Level: Undergraduate

    • 28-SOC-285 SOC OF FAMILY
      Level: Undergraduate

    • Level: Undergraduate
      Comments: Men & Masculinities
    • Level: Undergraduate

    • Level: Undergraduate

    • Level: Undergraduate

    • Level: Undergraduate