Navin Kumar

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MA Yale University, Sociology, 2017
Areas of Interest: 
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs; HIV/AIDS; Sexual Health; Crime; Law, and Deviance; Medical Sociology; Sex and Gender; Sexualities

Navin Kumar is currently a PhD student at the Yale University Sociology Department. He has several years of research experience honed in the public and private sectors, aimed at translating data into results that can and have been used by business and government. He is especially passionate about using research to help communities feel safe and supported, online and offline. He has collaborated on projects and initiatives regarding the Cannabis Industry, Drug Use and Sexually Transmitted Infections. In the longer term, he aims to provide bullet-proof research-driven solutions, for a range of industries and spaces.


Kumar, N. (2015). SpringerBriefs in Finance: Chronic Regulatory Focus and Financial Decision-making: Asset and Portfolio Allocation. Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media.

Peer Reviewed Articles

Kumar, N., & Grov, C. (Forthcoming). Exploring the Occupational Context of Independent Male Escorts Who Seek Male Clients: The Case of Job Success.  American Journal of Men’s Health.

Kumar, N., Scott, J., & Minichiello, V. (Forthcoming). Masculininty and the Occupational Experience of Male Independent Escorts who Seek Male Clients. Social Sciences.

Grov, C., & Kumar, N. (Forthcoming). HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is Coming to Europe, but are Gay Men Ready to Accept it? Qualitative Findings from Berlin, Germany.  Sexuality Research and Social Policy.

Kumar, N., Minichiello, V., Scott, J., & Harrington, T. (Forthcoming). A Global Overview of Male Escort Sites on the Internet. Journal of Homosexuality.

Kumar, N., & Lee, C. K. C. (2014). Regulatory focus and workplace behaviour: Organisational citizenship behaviour, workplace deviance and the moderating role of genderJournal of General Management39(4), 27–53.

Book Chapters

Kumar, N. (Forthcoming). “Methods of Male Sex Work Research: Recommendations and Future Research Opportunities.” In M. Deflem & D. Silva (Eds.), Methods of Criminology and Criminal Justice Research (Vol. 24). Emerald.

Public Writing

Kumar, N. (2018). How the Cannabis Industry Illuminates Changing Political Dynamics Between Private and Public Interests. Scholars Strategy Network.…