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Thank you to all who joined us during the 2021 Annual Conference from November 18-21! 
Pre-Recorded Poster Presentations & Recorded Live-Streamed Sessions are available for viewing now!


You will have web/mobile access until May 20, 2022!


Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept new registrations for this event.
We apologize for any information we shared that advertised otherwise. 


Thank you!


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Laura Widman, PhD
(she/her)

Dr. Laura Widman is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, an Associate Professor of Psychology, and the Area Coordinator for the Applied Social and Community Psychology PhD program at North Carolina State University. She completed her PhD from the University of Tennessee and a postdoctoral fellowship in HIV/STD prevention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Widman’s research is focused on adolescent sexual communication and the use of technology-based interventions to improve sexual health among vulnerable populations. She also has an affinity for meta-analyses and has published several highly cited meta-analyses to review the literature on adolescent sexual communication and sexual health interventions for youth and parents. Dr. Widman serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sex Research and the Archives of Sexual Behavior. She is also a co-author on the undergraduate human sexuality textbook, Our Sexuality

Eric Schrimshaw, PhD
(he/him)

Dr. Eric W. Schrimshaw is Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine which he joined in July 2019. Before joining UCF, he spent 22 years at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health’s Department of Sociomedical Sciences. With a PhD in social/personality psychology, Dr. Schrimshaw’s research is focused on LGBT health disparities and HIV prevention and treatment. His past research includes studies of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents, HIV-positive women and older adults, behaviorally-bisexual men, use of pornography by gay and bisexual men, and use of hook-up apps by gay and bisexual men. Dr. Schrimshaw’s research makes extensive use of longitudinal designs and a mixed-methods approach that features both online surveys as well as in-depth qualitative interviewing to understand health behaviors. His research makes frequent use of social media marketing campaigns for participant recruitment, data collection, and retention. He currently serves as PI on three current NIH R01 studies funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities including studies of sexual scripts among gay and bisexual youth (with Dr. Ellen Benoit), male sex workers who meet partners on hook-up apps (with Dr. Karolynn Siegel), and protective factors for suicide among young lesbian and bisexual women (with Dr. Lindsay Taliaferro). 

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Land Acknowledgement
Land Acknowledgement


LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

The 2021 SSSS Annual Conference will be held in Borikén, land of the Taíno people

(present-day San Juan, Puerto Rico)

 

HISTORY

After laying the foundation for the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Christopher Columbus returned to the Caribbean in February 1495, taking 1,600 Taíno people by force from Borikén to be enslaved and offering “as many as they shall order” to Ferdinand and Isabella. (Copyright: UCTP Taíno News)


Figure 1: Source: https://gsp.yale.edu/case-studies/colonial-genocides-project/puerto-rico


In 1508, when Juan Ponce de León heard of the gold and other resources of the island, he created the first European settlement in Puerto Rico (Caparra), not far from the modern city of San Juan. The Taíno Chief, Agüeybaná, openly greeted Ponce de León. However, conflicts soon arose as the settlers began tyrannizing the Taíno. Within a year, Ponce de León had oppressed most of the native population and gained control over most of the island. Caparra was eventually abandoned, and the settlement relocated to a coastal islet called Puerto Rico, or “Rich Port”. After a Taíno uprising in 1511, a second settlement, San Germán, was founded on the southwestern part of the island.



In the 1520s, the island took the name of Puerto Rico, and the port became San Juan. Also in 1520, a royal decree that collectively emancipated the remaining Taíno population. Ironically, by this time, the Taíno population was dwindling. Governor Manuel de Lando’s census in 1530 reports the existence of only 1,148 Taíno in Puerto Rico. However, oppressive conditions for the surviving Taíno continued, leading Carlos I (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain) to decree that the natives be as free as any Spaniard. In reality, the declaration of equality did not end the colonial social class system. (Source: https://gsp.yale.edu/case-studies/colonial-genocides-project/puerto-rico)

 

TODAY

Many histories report that the Taíno have completely vanished after the genocide. However, in 2003, Juan Martínez Cruzado, a geneticist at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, found that at least 61% of Puerto Ricans possess remnants of Taíno DNA. Despite colonization, oppression, and violence, the Taíno have not vanished and are worth celebrating. This will always be their land and we must protect and honor its history. (Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/02/world/americas/02iht-puerto.4.18336408.html)


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While land acknowledgment is a small part of supporting Indigenous peoples, SSSS hopes this statement will inspire others show solidarity with native communities.


If you are able, please donate to:

 


If you are not able to donate, please amplify the voices of Indigenous people leading movements of change.

 

 

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Plenary Speakers
Plenary Speakers



We are excited to announce the 2021 Plenary Speakers!

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Award & Grant Recipients
Award & Grant Recipients

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Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award

Margaret Rosario, PhD

PLENARY SPEAKER | Friday, November 19th at 3:30pm


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Social Justice / Public Policy Award

Victoria Minerva Rodríguez-Roldán, JD

PLENARY SPEAKER | Sunday, November 21st at 9:00am


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Fellow of The Society

Robin Milhausen, PhD

NEW FELLOWS PRESENTATION | DATE & TIME TBD


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Outstanding Theoretical Paper Award

Sexuality Through the Lens of Secure Base Dynamics: Individual Differences in Sexploration

Dylan Selterman, PhD; Amanda N. Gesselman, PhD; Amy C. Moors, PhD

PRESENTATION | DATE & TIME TBD


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Distinguished Service to SSSS Award

Janet Shibley Hyde, PhD


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Hugo G. Beigel Award

Is the Link between Pornography Use and Relational Happiness Really More about Masturbation? Results from Two National Surveys

Samuel Perry, PhD


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Lester A. Kirkendall Outstanding Mentor Award

Amy Moors, PhD


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Student Paper Award

Physical Pain as Pleasure: A Theoretical Perspective

Cara R. Dunkley, PhD; Craig Henshaw; Saira Henshaw; Lori Brotto, PhD


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Graduate Student Research Grant - 2021

Shelby Astle

Black Parents’ Intentions of Talking with Children about Sexuality: A Black Feminist Qualitative Analysis

 

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Undergraduate Student Research Grant - 2021

Frida de Luna

The birds and the bees: How maternal attachment style and socioeconomic differences can influence effective mother-daughter sexual education amongst Hispanic/Latinx adolescents


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Travel Grant for Early-Career Professionals from Marginalized Communities

Rica Vina Cruz, PhD


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Travel Grant for Early-Career Professionals from Marginalized Communities

Natalie LeBlanc, PhD



 

                                                        
      
       
       
 
   
   
       




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