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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 recent review in Science described Sexual Citizens as “profoundly eye-opening”, and the book was listed as one of NPR’s best books of 2020.


Dr. Kimberly Hamlin, Professor of History, writes and teaches about the history of women, sex, and politics. Her new book is Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener. Last fall, Hamlin developed and taught a new course titled #MeToo: A Cultural History.


Presented by the Office of Student Wellness, the Office of Dean of Students, and the Dennis L. Carson Sexuality Education Studies Center.