Jason Budge

Jason Budge
Department of Sociology
UC Santa Barbara
Data Scientist, California Department of Public Health, Covered California

PhD 2024 in the Department of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara. I have a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from UC Berkeley where I studied globalization and development. My current research focuses on regional differences in attitudes toward gay men and lesbians, with the broader aim of understanding how contextual factors such as economic development and state policies affect individual attitudes. In past research I have explored queer space and identity in a gay bar, and I previously worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at UC San Francisco.

Broom Graduate Associate


Budge, Jason. 2023.
"Are More Educated States More Gay-Friendly? How the Increase in College Attainment Promotes Acceptance of Gay Men and Lesbians."
The Sociological Quarterly.
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Budge, Jason, Maria Charles, Yariv Feniger, and Halleli Pinson. 2023
"The Gendering of Tech Selves: Aspirations for Computing Jobs among Jewish and Arab/Palestinian Adolescents in Israel."
Technology in Society 73:102245.
Budge, Jason and Maria Charles. 2020. 
"Trends in Support for Stay-at-Home Mothering. "
Contexts 19(2): 71-73.
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