Spring Visitors to the Institute
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.
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.