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Allison Kirschbaum, PhD
2021 SOGIE Chair

The Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) Committee is one of SSSS' newest committees and I'm thrilled to be serving as the committee chair. The board created the committee with the goal of focusing more on equity, inclusion, and justice specifically around issues of sexual and gender diversity, and I'm lucky to be serving on the board with a brilliant group of folks who have also dedicated their careers to this cause.

We've only met a few times, so our mission statement is still in the works, but so far we've been focused on ways to make SSSS (both the organization and the annual conference) more accessible to and representative of sexual and gender minorities. We're hoping that some of our committee's actions will result in SSSS being an organization that better spotlights the work of trans* and sexual minority researchers, particularly work that is inclusive, rigorous, and aimed at improving the lives of SGM folks. We hope that the organization (and our committee!) can continue to uplift and focus on the voices of marginalized groups--especially within academia and sex research. We have a lot of ideas and work to do, but we're excited and honored to help make some improvements within an organization we all love dearly! 

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A Recipe for Disaster 
Athletes for Sexual Responsibility
University of Maine

News release for our new sexuality education video by Athletes for Sexual Responsibility at the University of Maine: Click Here

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 Kinsey Institute
2019-2020 Annual Report

Highlighting research, education, and collections activities in 2020!

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📢 Participants Needed! 📢

This study aims to learn more about the sexual experiences of females to improve programs related to sex education and sexual violence prevention. If you are 18 years or older, please take the survey below to see if you are eligible for our 90 minute interviews. The interviews will allow for a holistic look at the participant’s life and experiences. Our hope is to capture the perspectives of females across the U. S., so please feel free to pass this survey along to your larger community.

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📢Participants Needed!📢

Baylor University Department of Communication

If you are a current college student aged 18+, you are invited to participate in a survey about communication during college hookups. They survey is completely anonymous and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. You will be asked questions about your most recent sexual experience, your sexual partner, and methods you used to communicate with them. This survey is best taken on desktop. Feel free to share widely

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📢Participants Needed! 📢

Participants are needed for 1-time virtual interviews on sexual health disparities among Native adolescent and young adult women (15-25 years old). Participants do not have to identify as Native; they can work in any area of sexual and reproductive health among the specified population.

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Participants will be entered to win 1 of 3 Amazon gift cards!

For more information, contact Gabrielle Evans 


 📢 Seeking Participants! 📢
We are currently seeking male-identifying participants who are gay or bisexual to participate in a 1-time online focus group. We are investigating dating and social networking app use and risk for sexual violence.

All participants will receive a $40 Amazon gift card.

For more information or to schedule a session, please contact the Rowan ASSeRT Lab:

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Help Wanted:

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Postdoctoral Fellows (2)
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Health
University of Minnesota Medical School

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Health (ISGH) at the University of Minnesota Medical School is inviting applications for two (2) postdoctoral fellows to join a vibrant team of faculty and postdoctoral fellows for a two-year program beginning Fall 2022. This fellowship will combine clinical and scholarly endeavors and includes the Michael Metz Fellowship in Couples’ Sexual Health and the Randi and Fred Ettner Fellowship in Transgender Health.

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Core Faculty, Human Sexuality
Sexuality and Race
California Institute of Integral Studies

We're hiring! (Closes Dec 1 - Priority Nov 5th)
All candidates will have broad knowledge of critical sexuality studies and women's/gender/feminist/trans studies with experience or interest in designing and running online hybrid courses. Preferred areas of specialization, race and ethnic studies/Critical Race Theory or reproductive biology/sexuality education/public health. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. 

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Assistant Professor of Trans and/or Queer Cultural Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The University of Kansas

The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas seeks an Assistant Professor of Trans and/or Queer Cultural Studies for Fall 2022. This position is a full-time, tenure-track, academic-year (9-month) appointment. The successful candidate must have research and teaching expertise in trans and/or queer cultural studies and/or theory.  Applications from all trans/queer cultural studies scholars are invited with a particular interest in areas of queer of color critique, transnational, global South, or post-colonial analysis.   A Ph.D. in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or equivalent is highly preferred. A Ph.D. in a related field plus graduate work in WGSS or similar will also be considered.  

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Post-Doctoral Fellow Position
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Department of Applied Health Science
Indiana University School of Public Health - Bloomington

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in sexual and reproductive health. The term of appointment is one year, with potential renewal for an additional year. The candidate may start as early as Spring of 2022, Summer 2022, or Fall 2022; applications received by December 1, 2021, will receive full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The salary and benefits are competitive and include the possibility of funding for conference-related travel and expenses. Ideally, the fellow will reside in the Bloomington, Indiana area during the period of the fellowship; however, given the ever-evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this may be negotiable.

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