Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Kochoff Hall A,
University Center (UC)
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Dr. Shamus Khan, Professor and Chair of Sociology at Columbia University, will be speaking about his new book, Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

The fear of campus sexual assault has become an inextricable part of the college experience. Research has shown that by the time they graduate, as many as one in three women and almost one in six men will have been sexually assaulted. But why is sexual assault such a common feature of college life? And what can be done to prevent it? Drawing on the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) at Columbia University, the most comprehensive study of sexual assault on a campus to date, authors Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan present an entirely new framework that emphasizes sexual assault’s social roots―transcending current debates about consent, predators in a “hunting ground,” and the dangers of hooking up.

Dr. Khan writes on culture, inequality, gender, and elites. He is the author of over 90 articles, books, and essays. In 2016 he was awarded Columbia University’s highest teaching honor, the Presidential Teaching Award, and in 2018 he was awarded the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize from Uppsala University in Sweden for “the best sociologist under 40”. 

Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Khan, one of the co-authors of the book.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. 

Sponsored by: The Women's and Gender Studies Program, Sociology Discipline, Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL), IRWG (Ann Arbor, WGST),  CSJI (Center for Social Justice and Inclusion)

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Women's and Gender Studies, CASL College-Wide Programs

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