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The Kinsey Institute sponsors a series of interdisciplinary seminars for Indiana University faculty and graduate students. The purpose of the seminar series is to address topics that relate to sexuality and lend themselves to interdisciplinary discussion. A presentation is followed by comments from one or two invited discussants from different disciplines, then open for general discussion.

Seminars are held in The Kinsey Institute Conference Room, Morrison Hall 313. Those attending should take the stairs to the third-floor reception area. You are welcome to bring your lunch for the noon talks.

All seminars are held in Morrison Hall 313, 12-1:30 pm, unless stated otherwise


Sexual Health Research Seminar Series Fall Seminar:

“Methodologies as Windows to Understanding Sexualities”

Julia Heiman, Ph.D.

Director, Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction Professor of Psychology and Clinical Psychiatry

Nov. 30, 2004

12– 1:00 p.m. in the Dogwood Rm at the IMU at Indiana University, Bloomington


Wednesday, October 6, 2004

"Make-overs but not marriage: sexuality and citizenship in the new millenium" .

Suzanna Walters, Ph.D. chair of the Department of Gender Studies, and professor of Gender Studies, Sociology and Communication and Culture, Indiana University.

Dr. Walters is the new Indiana University Chairperson and Professor of Gender Studies. She has received many honors and awards for her work on feminist issues, sex and gender sociology, and the changing representations of lesbians and gay men. Her books include All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America; Material Girls: Making Sense of Feminist Cultural Theory and Lives Together/Worlds Apart: Mother and Daughters in Popular Culture.

Feel free to bring your lunch.


Thursday, February 12, 2004

"The Role of Emotion and Attention in Variations in Sexual Desire"

Nicole Prause, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Psychology, Indiana University
Discussant: Brian Mustanski, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Psychology

What causes people to differ in their levels of sexual desire? Specifically, how do emotions and attention to sexual cues or demands affect sexual desire?


Wednesday, February 25, 2004

"Representational Diversity and Viewer Choice in Web Pornography: The Case of SexTracker"

Susan C. Herring, Ph.D, Professor of Information Science and Adjunct Professor of Linguistics
Indiana University


Wednesday, October 29, 2003, noon

An Erotic Curriculum? Launching a Comparative Study of Collegiate Sexual Cultures

Elizabeth Armstrong, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Indiana University
Dr. Armstrong’s current research focuses on how culture guides sexual action in the lives of American college students.

Discussant: Stephanie Sanders, Ph.D,
The Kinsey Institute and Gender Studies, Indiana University


Wednesday, November 12, 2003, noon

Intersexuality in 19thC America

Elizabeth Reis, Professor of history and women's studies from the University of Oregon.


Friday, December 5, 2003, 11:45

Testing the Effects of Exposure to Virtual Child Pornography on Viewer Cognitions and Attitudes toward Deviant Sexual Behavior

Bryant Paul, Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University

Discussant: Erick Janssen, The Kinsey Institute


 


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