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About me

My name is Jaclyn Siegel, and I am a postdoctoral research scholar in the Body Image, Sexuality, and Health Lab at San Diego State University. I presently serve as the project director of an NIH-funded clinical trial of an eating disorders prevention program for sexual minority men, the PRIDE body project. I completed my bachelor's and master's degrees at Villanova University, and I hold a doctorate in social psychology from Western University (Canada).

My research focuses on the intersection of social justice, gender, and bodies. I am interested in generating, expanding, and critiquing theories to understand a wide range of embodied sexual and self-conscious experiences. I am endlessly fascinated by the ways in which social experiences, attitudes about the self, and self-conscious emotions work together, creating a constant flow of self-evaluation and perceptions of the  self in the eyes of others.

I use a range of methods to explore my various research interests: qualitative methods primarily, but also more traditional quantitative and experimental means. I am interested in Open Science, and I am sensitive to the uncomfortable intersection of feminist methods and open research. I am presently the lead editor on a special issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly, in which we explore this tension.

Outside of the lab, I am an avid yogi (RYT-200) and movie musical enthusiast. I love all things related to justice, cats, and baked goods.