Monday, November 21, 2022 at 3:00pm
Health, Science & Technology Building, 211
A candidate for the COH Community Health Scientist - LGBTQ+ position is an Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies. As a disabled, genderqueer Autist and White settler, the candidate has spent the better part of the last 15 years educating, advocating, and co-constructing knowledge about developmental health, reproductive justice, and disability rights. With a focus on 2LGBTQIA+ people and communities, their work pushes disciplinary boundaries and centers an ethos of access intimacy. They are acutely aware, every day, that the work they do with their co-researchers is dangerous, risky, and being actively targeted by the State and its various carceral arms. As such, you'll also find them serving on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood, as well as the editorial boards.
Research Talk: "Advancing Sexual Health Equity in a Post-Roe Pandemic Landscape: The Sexploration Project Charts a Course"
A new age of sexual and reproductive surveillance could be on the horizon for many 2LGBTQIA+ (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and otherwise not-heterosexual, not-cisgender) people, sexual and gender minoritized (SGM) individuals (such as those who are kinky and/or non-monogamous), and women, particularly for those who are also targets of racialized state violence. Founded on the principles of “nothing about us, without us" (from a disability justice lineage), the Sexual Health, Erotic Life, and Pleasure Exploration (or Sexploration) Project is a community-centered, feminist public science endeavor working to support and promote embodiminded autonomy for all people during this critical time. Led by a mosaic of community members dedicated to and engaged in lifelong learning, The Sexploration Project will produce insights into sexual health that are health promotive and strengths-based. In this brief presentation, the candidate will discuss how, using an open science framework (in which all data will be available via the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research), our transdisciplinary, multigenerational core team, and network of collaborators and partners across the U.S., will: create educational and health preventative programming; produce a report on the best practices for data collection; share research findings and scholarly work in both academic and public settings; advocate for appropriate policy protections; and promote the ethic of feminist consciousness and praxis of community care that sustains our work together.