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'Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power and Assault on Campus'

Monday, February 10 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, 310

Anheuser-Busch Hall, St. Louis, MO 63105

People Interested (17)

Martin Seng Fatima Khamissi Prudence Kramer Alison Smith Molly McLay
Olivia Jensen Deidi Olaya Rodriguez Rufus Moore Paul Schultz Josh Masterson

Getting Here

In this talk, Jennifer Hirsch, professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University and co-author of the book "Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus," will discuss these critical questions and their answers.

In recent years, college campuses have come to the forefront of national conversations about sexual assault: its causes, the stigma survivors endure when they report, the consequences (or lack thereof) perpetrators face if exposed. How can we make college campuses safer so that sexual assault isn’t such a prevalent danger? How can external social pressures even before college predispose kids to commit assault? How can parents start dialogues with their children to teach them what constitutes healthy sexual behavior? And how can we change high school sex education in ways that make assaults less likely, and people’s sexual lives more fulfilling?

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Sciences, School of Law, Brown School


Humanities & Society


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Assembly Series, Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series - PILPSS
Anthropology, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Institute for Public Health, Center for the Humanities, African and African-American Studies, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement & Institutional Diversity, Title IX Office
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Speaker Information

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. 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."

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