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Spring Visitors to the Institute

KI Visiting Scholar Dr. Charlotta Löfgren-Mårtenson of Malmö University, Sweden.

In May, The Kinsey Institute welcomed Dr. Charlotta Löfgren-Mårtenson as Visiting Scholar from Malmö University in Sweden. Dr. Löfgren-Mårtenson is an Associate Professor in Health and Society with specialization in sexology, and is the program coordinator of the Masters In Sexology program at Malmö, established in 2007.

Dr. Löfgren-Mårtenson is interested in the sexuality of young people with intellectual disabilities, experience of pornography among youth in Sweden, and love and sexuality on the internet. She has published on her research, and has also written material for popular audiences, such as A Handbook on Sex Education in Special Schools.

At the KI, Dr. Löfgren-Mårtenson is collaborating on research and education between the KI and Malmö. While in Bloomington, she was conducting research on disability inclusion in original Kinsey data and codebooks, and attended seminars with researchers and students. She also presented a seminar, “May I?” Sexuality and Love in a New Generation with Intellectual Disabilities which will soon be available on the KI website.

Left to right: Anne Kinsey Call, Kevin Kinsey, Lisa Kinsey Weber, and Wendy Kinsey Corning, M.D.

In April, members of the Kinsey family came by for a tour of The Kinsey Institute. Alfred ("Prok") and Clara ("Mac") Kinsey's daughter Anne and grandchildren from Michigan, Ohio and Indiana toured the Institute, where they met with staff and researchers, sharing stories and viewing documents and photographs from the archives and collections.

April also brought the The Kinsey Institute Board of Governors and Board of Trustees to Bloomington for a semi-annual meeting. The Kinsey Institute boards draw their members from a variety of professions and expertise; they advise the Institute and oversee the growth, protection, and use of research and collections.

Lauren Robel, Dean of the Mauer School of Law at Indiana University, and Claude Cookman, professor in the Indiana University School of Journalism, lead the institute's Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. Michael Sherrod, chair-elect of the Board of Governors, specializes in digital communities, and has worked as vice-president at AOL, The Generations Network, and Examiner.com.  

Left to right: Board of Trustees Chair Professor Claude Cookman, Board of Governors Chair Dean Lauren Robel, and Board of Governors Chair-Elect Michael Sherrod.
KI Senior Research Scientist Dr. Virginia Vitzthum speaks about her research at the fall 2008 Board of Governors and Board of Trustees joint meeting.

In February, members of the Kinsey Sicks Dragapella Barbershop Quartet were in town for the Midwest Bi Lesbian Gay Trans Ally College Conference, and came by to visit the Institute. Drawing their name from the "Kinsey scale," the group presents current issues in sexuality, gender and politics through music and humor. Even off the stage, they are entertaining, and certainly livened up the day as they toured the gallery and met KI staff.

The Kinsey Sicks, with LZ Granderson of ESPN.



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