Sexuality scholars and professionals working in the field are headed to San Francisco this week for the National Sexuality Resource Center’s 2010 Summer Institute on Sexuality, June 21–July 16.
The 2010 NSRC Summer Institute at San Francisco State University is a four-week intensive program where participants will explore the concepts of sexuality and health through a critical analysis of race, gender, sexuality, age, disability and religion.
This year’s program will feature preeminent sexuality research scholars whose work challenge conventional paradigms about sexual health. Academic tracks are available for undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals working in the field of sexuality are also encouraged to apply.
Sexual Health and Healthy Sexuality: A Socio-Cultural Perspective features two-week and four-week sessions for 3 or 6 academic credits. Featured lecturers will include Dr. Ilan H. Meyer (Associate Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health Deputy Chair for MPH Programs, Sociomedical Sciences), Dr. Héctor Carrillo (Associate Professor Department of Sociology Gender Studies Program Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts and Science), Dr. Jennifer S. Hirsch (Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies; Co-Director, Developmental Core; Co-Director, HIV and Reproductive Health Working Group, Columbia Population Research Center), Dr. John S. Santelli (Department Chair, Population and Family Health Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons), and Dr. Christopher White (Director of Education and Training, National Sexuality Resource Center).
The NSRC Summer Institute was founded in 2001 at San Francisco State University by Gilbert Herdt, Director of the Sexuality Studies Program and the National Sexuality Resource Center. There have been nine NSRC Summer Institutes since 2001, attended by over 300 undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral participants from academic fields such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, women studies, gender studies and history, as well as practitioners from varied professional backgrounds including nurses, teachers, clergy, social workers, counselors and doctors.