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Join Residential Engagement & Wellbeing - with the generous support of our campus partners - as we bring the researchers and authors of Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power and Assault on Campus, Jennifer Hirsch & Shamus Khan to campus for a Keynote Address on Thursday, March 23 at 5 PM in Stirn Auditorium.

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.

Sponsored by Residential Engagement & Wellbeing. Co-Sponsored with the Center for Restorative Practices, Office of Student Activities, Athletics Department and LEADS, Center for Counseling & Mental Health, Amherst College Police Department, Office of Identity & Cultural Resources, Willis Wood Fund, Anthropology & Sociology Department, American Studies Department, and Sexuality, Women's & Gender Studies Department.

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About Jennifer Hirsh & Shamus Khan: Jennifer Hirsch is a Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. Shamus Khan is a Professor of Sociology and American Studies at Princeton University. Together they are co-authors of Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power and Assault on Campus, published by WW Norton. That work was realized as part of Columbia’s Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation, or SHIFT, co-directed by Jennifer and clinical psychologist Claude Ann Mellins, which was profiled by Jia Tolentino in the New Yorker in February of 2018. A review in Science described Sexual Citizens as “profoundly eye-opening”, and the book was listed as one of NPR’s best books of 2020.

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