Sexual Citizens: Social Science, Public Health, and the Future of Campus Sexual Assault Prevention
Thursday, October 29th, 12:30-1:30 PM (MST)
Dr. Jennifer Hirsch, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health
Dr. Shamus Khan, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
Zoom link: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/99138645922
Cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, and the Institute of Behavioral Science at CU Boulder, and the Department of Sociology and the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences at CU Denver.
Below is a description of their book, which will form the basis of their presentation.
“In Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus, Columbia professors Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan lay out an expansive, empirically-grounded vision for campus sexual assault prevention. The book is rich with the testimonies of Columbia and Barnard students who participated in the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation. Grounded in the intimate, often painful accounts of the human beings at its center, Sexual Citizens is a bold and comprehensive analysis of a social ecosystem where sexual assault is a regular feature, concluding with a bracing set of recommendations for what families, teachers, policy makers, and leaders in higher education can do to prevent it.