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 T. (2022) ‘When you delete Tinder it’s a sign of commitment’: leaving dating apps and the reproduction of romantic, monogamous relationship practices. Journal of Sociology Online first http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/14407833221082700.
- Vares T. (2022) Asexuals negotiate the 'onslaught of the heteronormative'. Sexualities 25(5-6): 767-784. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363460721993389.
- Vares T. (2021) ‘When you delete Tinder it’s a sign of commitment’: Dating apps users’ leaving practices and the reproduction of hetero- and homo-mononormativity.. Christchurch, New Zealand: Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference, 24-26 Nov 2021.
- Vares TM. (2019) Asexualities, Intimacies and Relationality. In Simula B; Sumerau J; Miller A (Ed.), Expanding the Rainbow: Exploring the Relationships of Bi+, Polyamorous, Kinky, Ace, Intersex, and Trans People Boston: Brill | Sense. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004414105_014.
- 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.