Sociologist Dr. Alicia Walker likes to explore behaviors that deviate from cultural norms such as infidelity.
After reading several articles that challenged common sense understanding about infidelity, especially among women, Walker set out to research the topic of women and affairs for her doctoral dissertation.
The project took several years and involved in-depth interviews with women across the country who sought or participated in affairs through a dating site.
The result of that research is her first book published last month titled, The Secret Life of the Cheating Wife: Power, Pragmatism and Pleasure in Women’s Infidelity.
Walker, who is assistant professor of sociology at Missouri State University, shares about her research and book.
For more information or to contact Walker, visit her website.