PE Researcher -- Seeking Interviewees for Book
My name is Scott Melzer and I’m a sociologist at Albion College (in Michigan, USA) who studies men and masculinity. I’m conducting research for a book on what expectations are placed on men and how those expectations affect them. A major focus of the book is men’s bodies, which is how I eventually landed on Thunder’s Place and other PE sites.
I am seeking men willing to do a *CONFIDENTIAL* phone interview with me — no names will be used and identities will be masked in all publications and presentations.
I would ask questions about your body image, what motivated you to join the forum and do PE, how participating in the forum and doing the exercises have affected you, general background questions, your views on masculinity, and more. The interview will take about 75 minutes.
My book examines American manhood, so with apologies to members living elsewhere, I have to restrict participation to those living in the States.
Please feel free to message me — my username is ResearcheronPE
Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would be happy to send you the informed consent form, which provides more information about the project and research process, or answer any questions you have. Contacting me doesn’t commit you to anything.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Anthropology & Sociology