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Carl Rodrigue
Carl Rodrigue
Assistant Professor
Department of Sexuality, Marriage, & Family Studies

PhD, Université du Québec à Montréal

MA, Université du Québec à Montréal

BA, Université du Québec à Montréal

519-884-8111 

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Carl, a masculine presenting person with dark hair and a short beard, smiles in front of a black background.
BIOGRAPHY

I am a newly appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies (SMF). I have pursued my undergraduate and graduate studies in sexology at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), where I have received interdisciplinary training in both research and intervention on human sexuality. I have learned to integrate theoretical and empirical work from various disciplines such as social psychology, communication, sociology, history, and philosophy. Interdisciplinarity is central to both my research and teaching.

 

My research centres on relationship diversity, functioning, and development. My work specializes in non-couple (“casual”) sexual relationships (e.g., one-night stands, friends with benefits, casual dating), but I have also worked on couple relationships (e.g., monogamous and consensually non-monogamous). I have also worked on various sexuality-related topics such as HIV, contraception, and sexual violence. My research experience covers a variety of qualitative and quantitative designs (e.g., cross-sectional and longitudinal), data collection methods (e.g., online surveys, semi-structured interviews, and audiovisual material), and data analysis methods (e.g., latent class analysis, grounded theory). I have also been a research reviewer and expert contributor in preparing the French-Canadian adaptation of the textbook Our Sexuality (Nos Sexualités, third and fourth editions). Correspondingly, I teach introductory courses on human sexuality, research methods, and statistics. In both my research and teaching, I try to meaningfully weave theory, empirical research, social critique, and practical considerations.

 

In my free time, I enjoy exercising (e.g., weightlifting, biking, martial arts), reading fantasy novels, playing retro video games, and food (a lot).

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

 

Rodrigue, C. (2020). Les configurations relationnelles et sexuelles non conjugales [Casual sexual relationships]. In C. Piazzesi, M. Blais, J. Lavigne & C. Lavoie Mongrain (Eds.), Intimités et sexualités contemporaines [Contemporary intimacies and sexualities] (pp. 201-217). Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal.

 

 

Articles (*denotes work with students)

 

Fortin-Hughes, M.*, Proulx-Boucher, K., Rodrigue, C., Otis, J., Kaida, A., Boucoiran, I., Greene, S., Kennedy, L., Webster, K., Conway, T., Ménard, B., Loutfy, M., de Pokomandy, A., & the CHIWOS Research Team (2019). Previous experiences of pregnancy and early motherhood among women living with HIV: A latent class analysis. AIDS Care.

 

Rodrigue, C., Blais, M., Lavoie, F., Adam, B., Magontier, C., & Goyer, M.-F. (2018). Passion, intimacy, and commitment in casual sexual relationships in a Canadian sample of emerging adults. Journal of Sex Research, 55(9), 1192-1205.

 

Séguin, L., Rodrigue, C., & Lavigne, J. (2018). Consuming ecstasy: Representations of male and female orgasm in mainstream pornography. Journal of Sex Research, 55(3), 348-356.

 

Séguin, L. J., Blais, M., Goyer, M. F., Adam, B. D., Lavoie, F., Rodrigue, C., & Magontier, C. (2017). Examining relationship quality across three types of relationship agreements. Sexualities, 20, 86-104.

 

Rodrigue, C., & Fernet, M. (2016). A metasynthesis of qualitative studies on casual sexual relationships and experiences. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 25(3), 225-242.

 

Lévesque, S., Rodrigue, C., Beaulieu-Prévost, D., Blais, M., Boislard, M. A., & Lévy, J. J. (2016). Intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and reproductive health among university women. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 25(1), 9-20.

 

Rodrigue, C., Blais, M., Lavoie, F., Adam, B., Magontier, C., & Goyer, M.-F. (2015). The structure of casual sexual relationships and experiences among single adult aged 18-30 year old: A latent profile analysis. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 24(3), 215-227.

 

Fernet, M., Proulx-Boucher, K., Blais, M., Rodrigue, C., Lapointe, N., Otis, J., Samson, J., & Racicot, C. (2016). Talking about sex in HIV-affected families: Perspectives of HIV-infected mothers and their children from a mixed-methods study. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies.

 

Blais, M., Fernet, M., Proulx-Boucher, K., Lebouché, B., Rodrigue, C., Lapointe, N., Otis, J., & Samson, J. (2015). Barriers to health care and psychological distress among mothers living with HIV (MLHIV) in Quebec (Canada). AIDS Care, 27, 731-738.

 

Blais, M., Fernet, M., Proulx-Boucher, K., Lapointe, N., Samson, J., Otis, J., Racicot, C., Rodrigue, C. & Lebouché, B. (2014). Family quality of life in families affected by HIV: the perspective of HIV-positive mothers. AIDS Care, 26, S21-S28.

 

 

Selected Presentations (*denotes work with students)

 

Rodrigue, C., Blais, M., & Côté, P-B. (2021, June). The relationship courses theory: Revisiting the theoretical conversation about relationship complexity. Oral presentation for the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR) virtual conference. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ck022lfzaequn8m/Carl%20Rodrigue%20-%20Day%202%20-%20Single%20talks%2012h30%20to%201h45.mp4?dl=0 (my presentation starts at 37:15)

 

Paré-Roy, E.*, Smith, K., Hébert, M., & Rodrigue, C. (2021, April). Resilience portfolio : Protective factors for sexually diverse youth. Poster presentation for the ResilienceCon conference. Nashville, TN, USA.

 

Marquis, P.-A.*, Otis, J., Monteith, K., Pronovost, F., Veillette-Bourbeau, L., Caruso, J., Rodrigue, C., & the Mobilise! study group (2019, May). Syndemics in MSM: How the co-occurrence of health issues increases HIV vulnerability. Oral presentation for the Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Saskatoon, SK.

 

Rodrigue, C., Blais, M., & Côté, P-B. (2018, October). Sexuality, friendship, and romance as developmental domains of casual sexual relationships: An empirically grounded theoretical proposition. Short oral presentation for the annual conference of the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF), Toronto, ON.

 

Rodrigue, C., Blais, M., & Côté, P-B. (2017, October). A qualitative prospective study of casual sexual relationships’ development among heterosexual, French-speaking emerging adults aged 18 to 25 in Quebec (Canada). Data blitz presentation for the annual conference of the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF), Fredericton, NB.

 

Rodrigue, C., Blais, M., Lavoie, F., Adam, B., Goyer, M.-F., & Magontier, C. (2016, November). Factors associated with sexual satisfaction in casual sexual relationships and experiences among young adults. Oral presentation for the annual conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), Phoenix, AZ, USA.

 

Rodrigue, C., Blais, M., Lavoie, F., Adam, B., Goyer, M.-F., & Magontier, C. (2016, September). Sex without love? Casual sexual relationships and experiences in light of Sternberg’s triangular theory of love. Data blitz presentation for the annual conference of the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF), Quebec City, QC.

 

Rodrigue, C., Blais, M., Lavoie, F., Adam, B., Goyer, M.-F., & Magontier, C. (2016, May). Les couples cohabitants et non cohabitants : comparaison du vécu sentimental et intime [Cohabiting and non-cohabiting couples : Comparing their emotional and intimate experience]. Oral presentation for the annual conference of the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (Acfas), Montreal, QC.

 

Rodrigue, C., & Blais, M. (2015, June). Casual sexual relationships and experiences as manifestations of the complexification of intimacy in contemporary societies. Oral presentation for the annual conference of the Canadian Sociological Association, Ottawa, ON.

 

Otis, J., Blais, M., Rodrigue, C., Veillette-Bourbeau, L., Haig, T., Wainberg, M., Rousseau, R., & the SPOT Study Group (2015, May). Risk-reduction strategies among men who have sex with men: A latent class analysis of participants tested for HIV at SPOT, a community-based rapid testing intervention in Montreal. Oral presentation for the Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Toronto, ON.

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS

2014-2018 : SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

2013-2014 : SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program, Master’s scholarship

2012-2013: UQAM Excellence Scholarships Program, Recruiting scholarship

COURSES TAUGHT

SMF 204: Introduction to Human Sexuality

SMF 220: Research Methods

SMF 230: Introduction to Statistics in Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies

SMF 310: Sexual and Relational Ethics

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