Leah Marion Roberts
Doctoral Student, Department of Human & Organizational Development
Leah is an educator and researcher who focuses on anti-oppressive analysis, collective liberation, and shame-free sexuality. She has over 12 years of experience creating sex-positive, queer, and anti-racist spaces for learning, self-growth, and community organizing. Leah is currently a second year Ph.D. student in Community Research and Action at Vanderbilt University. She attempts to destabilize structural, institutional and symbolic violence in her methodological and pedagogical approaches. In addition to her graduate studies, she co-coordinates an affinity group on queer identity, helps run a youth research and advocacy project on racial justice, serves as a mentor for a peer-led sex education program, and facilitates sex positive, trauma-informed, and queer and trans* affirming sex education workshops for adults and youth.