My research focuses on sexualities and gender, in particular, embodiment, ageing and intimacies. Recent projects include an exploration of the ways in which preteen girls make sense of popular culture in a context of debates around the ‘sexualization’ of girls (with Sue Jackson and Rosalind Gill), and the experiences of self-identified asexuals in Aotearoa New Zealand. I am currently developing a project on digital transformations of intimacy.
- Vares TM. (2019) Sexualities, Intimacies and Relationality. In Simula B; Sumerau J; Miller A (Ed.), Expanding the Rainbow: Exploring the Relationships of Bi+, Trans, Ace, Polyam, Kink, and Intersex People: Forthcoming-Forthcoming. Boston: Sense Publishing.
- Vares TM. (2018) 'My [asexuality] is playing hell with my dating life’: Romantic identified asexuals negotiate the dating game. Sexualities 21(4): 520-536. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363460717716400.
- Vares TM. (2017) ‘You want the physical touch of someone […] but [it’s] a separate kind of intimacy from having sex with someone’: Romantic asexuality and re-imagining relationality. The University of West Australia, Perth, Australia: ‘Belonging in a Mobile World’, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference., 27 Nov-30 Oct 2017.
- Vares T. (2016) Sexuopharmaceuticals. In Naples N (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies: 2227-2232. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118663219.wbegss443.
- Vares TM. (2016) Sexualization of Childhood Debates and the Implications for Sexuality Education. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Canterbury Interdisciplinary Seminar Series on Youth Sexualities.