Intersections of Power: Sexual assault, Public Health, and the Making of Sexual Citizens

Lecture: Chau Hoi Shuen GWS Fund sponsored | February 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, MATRIX/820

 Jennifer Hirsch, Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

Jennifer Hirsch's research spans five intertwined domains: the anthropology of love; gender, sexuality and migration; sexual, reproductive and HIV risk practices; social scientific research on sexual assault and undergraduate well-being, and the intersections between anthropology and public health. She has published articles in journals such as "American Journal of Public Health", "Studies in Family Planning, "AIDS", and "Culture Health and Sexuality". Her books include "A Courtship After Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families" (University of California Press, 2003), which explores changing ideas and practices of love, sexuality and marriage among Mexicans in the U.S. and in Mexico, and the coauthored "The Secret: Love, Marriage and HIV" (Vanderbilt University Press, 2009), which analyzes the social organization of extramarital sexual practices in Mexico, Nigeria, Uganda, Vietnam, and Papua-New Guinea and the implications of those practices for married women's HIV risk. Along with Dr. Claude Ann Mellins, Hirsch co-directed the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT), a study supported by Columbia University that examines sexual health and sexual assault among Columbia and Barnard undergraduates. She is the co-author, with sociologist Shamus Khan, of the forthcoming "Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus".

Part of the Gender & Women's Studies Department Spring 2020 Lecture Series:
"Thinking About Sexual Violence On Campus: Six Scholars, Five Programs"

These lectures are free and open to the public. Venues are wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products at these events. If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact with as much advance notice as possible.