Terrell Winder

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California-Santa Barbara

About Terrell

Winder's research as an urban ethnographer, includes race & ethnicity, sexuality & sexual health, qualitative research methods, and education. Winder's health projects  have focused on the impact of HIV among Black men who have sex with men, PrEP uptake and perceptions, and access to competent sexual healthcare.


"Blocking” and “Filtering”: A Commentary on Mobile Technology, Racism, and the Sexual Networks of Young Black MSM (YBMSM)" (with Charles H. Lea III). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 6 (2019): 231-236.

Discusses how dating app features like "blocking" and "filtering" by race can both contribute to smaller sexual networks and also serve as a protective feature against sexual racism. 

"Technology Use and Preferences for Mobile Phone–Based HIV Prevention and Treatment Among Black Young Men Who Have Sex With Men: Exploratory Research" JMIR mHealth and uHealth 5, no. 4 (2017).

Explores how mobile phone–based HIV prevention has the potential to increase engagement with HIV prevention and treatment resources among BYMSM. Discusses how in order for these approaches to be successful, researchers must include BYMSM in the design and creation of these interventions.

"“Shouting It Out”: Religion and the Development of Black Gay Identities" Qualitative Sociology 38 (2015): 375–394 .

Discusses how secular sexual health organizations can serve as a space for Black LGBT persons to negotiate religious stigma and reinterpret religious teachings.