Dr. Chauntelle to Participate in Gender Identity Panel June 4 at Burlesque Hall of Fame Event

Roundtable Discussion on ‘Gender Identity in Burlesque’ to Feature Noted Sociologist, Author, & Adult Industry Expert!

LAS VEGAS (June 3, 2015) – Noted sociologist, author, and porn industry expert Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals will participate in the “Gender Identity in Burlesque” roundtable discussion on Thursday, June 4 in Las Vegas. The hour-long panel will take place at 1:10 p.m. as part of the four-day Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender at the Orleans Hotel & Casino, 4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103.

Dr. Chauntelle brings to the panel her unique experience and insights on the adult industry as outlined in her critically acclaimed upcoming book, Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment. It is due to release on July 7 by Greenleaf Book Group.

The panel will discuss the ways gender is represented in burlesque and adult entertainment today, with a focus on gender identity. The panel includes burlesque dancer World Famous Bob, drag artist Lou Henry Hoover, burlesque dancer Michelle Baldwin, and gender-blending burlesque performer Waxie Moon. Burlesque performer/educator Jo Weldon, will facilitate the discussion.

“I’m thrilled to join this exciting panel at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender,” Dr. Chauntelle said. “It’s truly a wonderful opportunity to engage members of the burlesque community in sharing our varied expertise and views on gender. Burlesque is a powerful and engaging art form that is at the heart of adult entertainment today.”

The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender runs from June 4 to 7, celebrating the world of burlesque and its talented performers. It features a variety of events and activities, such as the 25th Annual Miss Exotic World competition, Naked Girls Reading event, burlesque shows, classes, workshops and more. For event tickets, click here. For more information, visit

Following the panel on June 4, Dr. Chauntelle is scheduled to host a pre-release event for Exposure from 7-8 p.m. at Hustler Hollywood, 6007 Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas. She will lead a Q&A session, followed by a book signing. Advanced copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Exposure is a compelling first-hand narrative with a no-holds barred testimonial challenging existing stereotypes about sex and adult entertainment from the perspective of one of its foremost experts. Dr. Chauntelle recounts humorous personal tales at her first adult industry trade convention, reflects on being an AVN Awards judge, and discusses her struggles as a scholar interested in learning more about adult entertainment. To pre-order the book, click here.

Dedicated to evaluating and understanding the world’s diversifying roles of gender, sexuality, and sex work, as well as unbiased studies of the functioning of the social world, Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D., is one of the premier experts on adult entertainment and its effects on society. From writing riveting columns examining the value of porn as art on, to debunking myths surrounding men adult film stars on, and writing about porn star “bromances” on, Dr. Chauntelle works to enhance understanding of unconventional communities in the general public.

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About Dr. Chauntelle:

Sociologist Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D. studies human interaction in and with society, making sense of the patterns and processes she sees occurring in social behavior. Dr. Chauntelle’s scholarly focus includes studies in gender, sexualities, work & organizations, media & new media, popular culture, and qualitative research methods. Her research over the past decade has centered on an extremely varied and volatile topic: the socio-cultural significance of adult content and adult content production. Through understanding both the scholarly/theoretical and real-world sides of the adult entertainment business, her work sheds a fresh critical light on a very influential and highly stigmatized component of our contemporary culture. Dr. Tibbals’ research has been published in numerous scholarly journals including SexualitiesGender Work & OrganizationJournal of Contemporary Ethnography, and Stanford Law and Policy Review and is featured in W.W. Norton’s The Real World (4th ed, 2014). She is quoted and cited extensively by cultural and news media outlets including CNN, NBC News, Business Insider, ABC-Univision, BloombergTV, Huffington Post, Jezebel, Slate, Time Magazine, and KPCC (NPR). For more information, visit her official website,, or follow her on Twitter at, and on Facebook at


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