Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Book Talk: "Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus"

Portraits of Dr. Jennifer Hirsch and Dr. Shamus Khan
Mar 5, 2020
Time: Thursday 4:30-7pm
The Ohio Union Performance Hall >>
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Featured speakers:
Dr. Jennifer Hirsch,
Dr. Shamus Khan,
Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
The College of Public Health
The Women's Place
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Deadline to register: Mar 5, 2020

Authors Dr. Jennifer Hirsch and Dr. Shamus Khan (Columbia University) will be visiting campus to discuss their recent book, Sexual Citizens, A Landmark of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus. Available in January 2020, the book explores our understanding of sexual assault on college campuses. Through research and interviews with students, the book discusses people's experiences, sexual relationships, and a roadmap on how to address sexual assault. Read more about Sexual Citizens on the publisher's website.

Sexual Citizens contains explicit descriptions of sexual assaults and the moderated discussion of the research and the book will include similar details. The conversation may be disturbing to some audience members.

The College of Public Health is hosting the event, which will be preceded by a book signing and reception from 4:30-5pm and include another opportunity for book signing following the discussion after 6:30pm. 

Dr. Jennifer Hirsch is a professor of sociomedical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Her research areas include gender, sexuality and migration, social scientific research on sexual assault and undergraduate well-being, and the anthropology of love. Dr. Hirsch authored the book A Courtship After Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families, co-authored The Secret: Love, Marriage and HIV, and serves as the co-principal investigator for Columbia's Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) research study.

Dr. Shamus Khan is a chair and professor in The Department of Sociology at Columbia University. Primarily focusing in cultural sociology and stratification, Dr. Khan's research explores the areas of gender theory, deliberative politics, and research methodology. He is the author of Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School, co-author of The Practice of Research, and has written work that has appeared in Times Magazine, Sociologoical Methods and Research, Voices: Journal of the Association for Feminist Anthropology, and more.