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The New Normal – Women in Adult


Los Angeles, CA (January 3, 2013) – Sociologist Chauntelle Tibbals is pleased to announce “The New Normal – Women in Adult,” a seminar exploring women’s occupational diversity in porn. The event will take place during this year’s Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) and Adult Novelty Expo (ANE) on Friday January 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM.
2013 marks the second year that “Dr. Chauntelle” has organized and moderated a panel of this nature for AEE/ANE.
“For decades, myths and misconceptions have shaped popular, and even intra-industry, understandings of women’s participation in the adult business,” said Tibbals, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California (USC). “From content production and distribution to novelties and retail, I’m excited to explore women’s leadership and innovations in adult at AEE and ANE… again!”
This year’s participants include Bonnie Feingold of Honey’s Place, Angie Rowntree of, New Sensations’ Jacky St. James, cam model Natalie Star, TS performer Wendy Summers, and performer, director, and publicist Tanya Tate.
Tibbals elaborated: “Just like last year, the 2013 panelists highlight occupational range found amongst women in the adult industry. And though it’s not possible to get every corner of the business on a six-person panel, these women speak to the depth and diversity present in porn.”
The event will incorporate Q&A and lively discussion as women leaders share their experiences working in adult, highlighting the challenges, advantages, adventures, and quirks of the world’s most interesting business. Those interested in submitting general questions for the panel’s consideration may email Dr. Chauntelle at [email protected]
To learn more about Chauntelle Tibbals and her work, please visit and
Follow Chauntelle on Twitter at @drchauntelle.
About Chauntelle Anne Tibbals, PhD
 Chauntelle Anne Tibbals, PhD is a sociologist specializing in gender, sexualities, work and organizations, and media and popular culture. She has spent almost ten years researching the adult industry, working to complicate popular understanding of the adult business, its enterprise, and its socio-cultural significance.
 Chauntelle’s research has been published in numerous scholarly journals including  Sexualities, Gender Work & Organization, and Stanford Law and Policy Review. She has been quoted by numerous mainstream media outlets including CNN, AlterNet, Jezebel, and the HuffingtonPost. She currently holds a Visiting Scholar position at the University of Southern California (USC) and maintains the adult industry-centered site, – critical commentary on adult production.

Chauntelle Anne Tibbals, PhD
Visiting Scholar
USC Department of Sociology
Twitter: @DrChauntelle

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