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Sexual Citizens Author Visit

Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus transforms how we understand and address sexual assault. Through intimate portraits of life and sex among today’s college students, Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan present an entirely new way to understand sexual assault. Their insights transcending current debates about consent, predators in a “hunting ground,” or the dangers of hooking up. Sexual Citizens reveals the social ecosystem that makes sexual assault a predictable element of life on a college campus. The powerful concepts of sexual projects, sexual citizenship, and sexual geographies, provide a new language for understanding the forces that shape young people’s sexual relationships. The result transforms our understanding of sexual assault and provides a new roadmap for how to address it.

Drs. Hirsch and Khan will be speaking at a public lecture and a Q&A about their research and how our campus community can work toward ending sexual violence at the U.

when and where

  • Thursday January 20, 2022
  • Public Lecture: 12 - 1:30 p.m. Register for the Zoom information here.
  • Institutional Stakeholders Session: 2 - 3 p.m. Zoom information will be emailed to participants.
  • Researchers Session: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Zoom information will be emailed to participants.
  • The institutional stakeholders and researchers sessions will be smaller, engaging discussions for institutional stakeholders and researchers. Invitations for the two smaller sessions and more details are forthcoming.

  • For those unable to read the book but would like to participate, please listen to the following podcast.

DR. jennifer s. hirsch


Dr. Jennifer S. Hirsch is a professor of socio-medical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Her 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 is one of New York City’s 16 ‘Heroes in the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence.’ In 2012 she was selected as a Guggenheim Fellow.


DR. shamus khan


Dr. Shamus Khan is a professor of Sociology and American Studies at Princeton University. He is the author of dozens of books and articles on inequality, American Culture, gender, and elites. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and many other media outlets. In 2018 he was awarded the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize for “the best sociologist under 40.”


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