Dr. Alicia Walker (she/her/hers) is associate professor in the department of sociology and anthropology at Missouri State University. Walker is a microsociologist, whose work focuses on intimate sexual relationships, sexual identity and behavior, and gender. Specifically, her work looks at the social construction of the sexual self, the ways we make sense of ourselves as sexual beings, the ways we navigate our sexual worlds, and our lived experiences as sexual beings. Walker has particular interest in closeted sexual behaviors and online initiation of sexual relationships. She is credited with creating a sociology of infidelity.
Her work has been discussed in articles published locally, nationally and internationally in publications, such as The New York Times, Fox News, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, The Sun, Vice, The Independent, The Globe and Mail, Medium, The Daily Mail, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, Psychology Today, Marie Claire, Business Insider, The New York Post, The Guardian, The Cut, Logo, Redbook, The Today Show, and CNN, among others.
Her first book, The Secret Life of the Cheating Wife: Power, Pragmatism, and Pleasure in Women's Infidelity, and her second book, Chasing Masculinity: Men, Validation, and Infidelity both focus on experiences of participation in infidelity. She’s also working on a book on women who self-describe as "highly sexual.”
Intimate sexual relationships and sexual behavior
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Sociologist Dr. Alicia Walker discusses women's infidelity.
Sociologist Dr. Alicia Walker offers one suggestion.
Sociologist Dr. Alicia Walker addresses online dating during the stay-at-home order.
Sociologist Dr. Alicia Walker talks about the traits of healthy relationships, as well as how to keep your relationship fresh and exciting.
Sociologist Dr. Alicia Walker weighs in on why.
Sociologist Dr. Alicia Walker explains why it’s more common than we think for people to stray from their spouses and remain happily married.
Author Dr. Wednesday Martin cites the research of sociologist Dr. Alicia Walker on why women cheat.
Sociologist Dr. Alicia Walker explains why sex helps a marriage last.
Writer Kim Brooks highlights the upcoming book on women and infidelity by sociologist Dr. Alicia Walker.
Sociologist Dr. Alicia Walker explains why American parents are not as happy as European parents.