Sexuality Studies at Carleton
The new Minor in Sexuality Studies is administered through the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies as of July 2018 (formerly administered through the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies).
The Minor in Sexuality Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to a fast growing field of study. Sexuality will be examined in its historical context and through current social, political, and cultural practices. The complex role of gender identities-gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and heterosexual-will also be analyzed. Students will be introduced to a diverse range of topics: queer theory and politics, marriage and the family, gay and lesbian parenting, human rights and diversity, law and sexuality, pornography and censorship, reproductive rights, and HIV/AIDS activism.
The program will be of particular interest to those who are interested in Sexuality Studies in general and/or to those who plan to work or are working in national and international community organizations involved with HIV/AIDS, human rights, marriage debates, reproduction rights and technologies, youth health, and hate crime issues and policies.
Students will explore questions such as:
- How have sexualities been defined and represented historically?
- What new sexualities and sexes/genders have emerged in different periods and locations?
- What is the relationship between sexuality and socio-economic and/or cultural practices?
- How has globalization had an impact on sexuality studies?
- What research approaches and critical methods are available for addressing sexuality in its multiple dimensions?
News and Research
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Call for Submissions: Communal Conversations: A Roundtable Symposium on the Future of Knowledge-Making
The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies is pleased to invite creative thinkers to submit proposals for our upcoming event, Communal Conversations: A Roundtable Symposium on the Future of Knowledge-Making, that aspire to move beyond institutionalized (academic, governmental, religious, medical, etc.) methods of...
Monday, December 6, 2021
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Dec 6, 2021 Dear friends of the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies: On this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we continue to to remember and to mourn the women whose lives were cut short at École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989. Although we cannot...
Friday, November 12, 2021
Congratulations to our Graduates!
Dear friends of the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies: As we prepare for yet another Convocation without being able to gather in person, I'd like to extend a note of congratulations to this fall's graduates. I wish that we could hear your names called out as you cross the stage to...
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Ryan Conrad book launch – Between Certain Death and Possible Future!
Ryan Conrad is participating in a book launch event for a new anthology of queer writing about growing up with the AIDS crisis that just came out from Arsenal Pulp Press. His contribution is about growing up outside the metropolises and the role film/video/tv played in teaching me about queer HIV/AIDS histories, politics, and...
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Students as Partners Blog: Catherine Camparmo
This summer, I had the privilege of being asked by Professor Conrad to participate in the Students as Partners program to improve the First Year Seminar course I took last year in the Women’s and Gender Studies program, Intro to LGBTQ Studies. I was incredibly excited at the prospect of this opportunity, as this...
Monday, May 3, 2021
Prof. Pat Gentile’s book nominated for CHA Best Scholarly Book in CA History!
Patrizia Gentile's book Queen of the Maple Leaf : Beauty Contests and Settler Femininity has been nominated for a 2021 Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize, awarded by the Canadian Historical Association. The prize is given to the non-fiction work of Canadian history that is deemed to have made the most significant contribution...
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
FASS Program Spotlight is on Women’s and Gender Studies!
Megan Rivers-Moore interviews one of our students about why they picked Carleton and Women's and Gender Studies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu-EncCLIHY&list=WL&index=11&t=27s ...
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Alan Santinele Martino defends his Ph.D Thesis!
Congratulations to our Contract Instructor, Alan Santinele Martino for defending this thesis with the department of Sociology at McMaster University on October 8th! His dissertation is entitled "The Romantic and Sexual Lives of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Ontario, Canada" Alan's research focused on the romantic and sexual lives of...
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