Chauntelle Tibbals

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Chauntelle Tibbals
Chauntelle Tibbals headshot.jpg
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA

University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) – Bachelor’s of Science in Physiological Sciences and Sociology
California State University – Northridge (CSUN) – Master’s in Sociology

University of Texas, Austin – Ph.D., Sociology
Occupation Sociologist
Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California (USC), 2012 – 2013
Visiting Professor, Southwestern University, 2008 - 2010

Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph. D., known as Dr. Chauntelle, is a sociologist from the United States. Her scholarly focus includes studies in gender, sexualities, work & organizations, media & new media, popular culture, and qualitative research methods.

Early life[edit]

Tibbals was born in Paramount, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, and grew up in and around the LA area.


Tibbals completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA (2000), received her Master’s degree from CSUN (2003), and obtained her Ph.D. from UT-Austin in Sociology, with a portfolio in Women’s & Gender Studies (2010).[1] She was a Visiting Scholar in University of Southern California’s Department of Sociology during 2012 – 2013.[2]


Tibbals’ scholarly focus includes sociological studies in gender, sexualities, work and organizations, media and new media, popular culture, and qualitative research methods.[3] Her research over the past decade centers on the socio-cultural significance of adult content and adult content production, including issues related to law, free speech, and workplace organizational structures. Tibbals writes and speaks frequently about issues related to higher education, law, gender identity and expression, and sexualities.[1]

She was also a contributing writer to Routledge journal Porn Studies, a “peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic”.[4] Tibbals is a regular contributor for online media outlet Uproxx.[5] She is regularly asked to comment on sex, tech, and culture on mainstream media sites, including CNN,[6] NBC News,[7] NPR,[8] ABC-Univision,[9] Vice,[10] Al Jazeera,[11] Bloomberg TV,[12] and Huffington Post.[13]


Research articles[edit]

  • Tibbals, Chauntelle Anne. 2014. “Gonzo, Trannys, and Teens – Current Trends in Adult Content Production.” Porn Studies (1: 127-135).[14]
  • Tibbals, Chauntelle Anne. 2013. “When Law Moves Quicker Than Culture – Key Jurisprudential Regulations Shaping the US Adult Content Production Industry.” The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice (15: 213- 259).[15]
  • Tibbals, Chauntelle Anne. 2013 (early release 2011). “Sex Work, Office Work – Women Working Behind the Scenes in the US Adult Film Industry.” Gender, Work & Organization (20: 20–35).[16]
  • Tibbals, Chauntelle Anne. 2012. “‘Anything that forces itself into my vagina is by definition raping me…’ – Adult Performers and Occupational Safety and Health.” Stanford Law and Policy Review (23: 231 - 251).[17]
  • Tibbals, Chauntelle Anne. 2010. “From ‘The Devil in Miss Jones’ to ‘DMJ6′ – Power, Inequality, and Consistency in the Content of US Adult Films.” Sexualities (13: 625-644).[18]
  • Tibbals, Chauntelle Anne. 2007. “Doing Gender as Resistance: Waitresses and Servers in Contemporary Table Service.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (36: 731-751).[19]

Article contributions[edit]


  • Spellman, Jim. (July 19, 2012) “Porn Stars Use Twitter to Go Mainstream”.
  • Hess, Amanda. (August 16, 2013) “Millions of Americans Watch Porn. But for Academics, Studying It Remains a Challenge”.
  • Mantle, Larry. (August 30, 2013) “Is Los Angeles Still a Porn Production Hub after Measure B Passed?”.
  • Menendez, Alicia. (November 8, 2013) “Technology: Ya Can’t Have Sex With It and Ya Can’t Have Sex Without It”.
  • Pappas, Stephanie. (March 21, 2014) “New Porn Studies Journal Launches”.
  • Barth, Rachel. (March 29, 2014) “Porn is Finally About to Be Taken Seriously”.
  • Sedor, Justin. (April 20, 2014) “Porn: Why We Make It, Why We Watch It”.
  • Hayoun, Massoud. (April 29, 2014) “Porn Stars Battle Stigma with Sex Awareness Amid Bank Account Closures”. AlJazeera America
  • Michalopoulos, Deanna. (May 2014) “Why Is Objectification Bad?”.
  • Dickson, E.J. (May 3, 2014) “Porn Stars are Mad at Samuel L Jackson for Jokingly Endorsing Piracy”.
  • Gwynn, Michele. (May 5, 2014) “Young Male Students and Predatory Female Teachers”.
  • Innovation Crush. (May 2014) “Sex Cells”. SideShowNetwork


  1. ^ a b "Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences". Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chauntelle Tibbals". University of Southern California. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Innovation Crush #38: Sex Cells (1) - Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals". Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "New Porn Studies Journal Launches". LiveScience. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "DR. CHAUNTELLE TIBBALS, Contributing Writer". Uproxx. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Spellman, Jim (July 19, 2012). "Porn stars use Twitter to go mainstream". CNN. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Porn can influence teen sexual behavior, but only a little, study finds". NBC News. Apr 25, 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Is Los Angeles still a porn production hub after Measure B passed?". NPR. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Technology: Ya Can't Have Sex With It and Ya Can't Have Sex Without It". Fusion (TV channel). Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Barth, Rachel (March 29, 2014). "Porn Is Finally About To Be Taken Seriously". Vice News. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Hayoun, Massoud (April 29, 2014). "Porn stars battle stigma with sex awareness amid bank account closures". Al Jazeera America. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Oops: New Twitter Video Tool Becomes Porn Hotspot". Bloomberg TV. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  13. ^ Bosker, Bianca (2012-08-30). "Instaporn: Porn, 'KikSex' Lurk Just Inside Instagram's Photo Eden". Huffington Post. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Porn Studies Volume 1, Issue 1-2, 2014". Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "When Law Moves Quicker than Culture: Key Jurisprudential Regulations Shaping the US Adult Content Production Industry". St. Mary's University, Texas. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Gender, Work & Organization". Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  17. ^ ""[A]nything That Forces Itself into My Vagina Is by Definition Raping Me..."—Adult Film Performers and Occupational Safety and Health". Stanford Law & Policy Review 23 (1). 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "Table of Contents". Sage Publications. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "Table of Contents". Sage Publications. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 

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