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 on Thursday, March 5th at 4:30pm in the Ohio Union Performance Hall. Published 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.
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.
This event is hosted by the College of Public Health and co-sponsored by The Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Sexual Citizens contains explicit descriptions of sexual assaults and our moderated discussion of the research and the book will include similar details. The conversation may be disturbing to some audience members.