Visitors to the Kinsey
Playright and Activist Larry Kramer
Invited to IU by the Department of Theater and Drama, Larry Kramer paid a special visit to The Kinsey Institute with his partner, architect David Webster. Best known for the play The Normal Heart, written in 1985 in response to the growing AIDS crisis, Mr. Kramer is a prolific writer and an outspoken gay rights and AIDS activist.
This was Kramerís first visit to the institute; he was gratified to see the extensive holdings in the library and thrilled by the gallery and research collections.
Aleksandar Štulhofer, University of Zagreb
The Kinsey Institute welcomed back affiliated faculty member Dr. Sasha Štulhofer for a one-month visiting fellowship this spring.
During his stay, he worked on two research projects: one mixed-methods study focusing on pain at heterosexual anoreceptive intercourse, and another examined the patterns of male sexual desire in a three-country dataset (Norway, Croatia, and Portugal). Both studies involved online surveying.
Currently, Dr. Štulhofer is coordinating an informal consortium of European sex researchers working on a new module proposal for the next round of the European Social Survey. The tentative title of the module is: Sexual attitudes, behaviors, and sexual health-related issues in a comparative European perspective.
In the Library
Among the numerous library patrons this spring were Yuriy Zikratyy from Concordia University, researching