Event Highlights

Sexual Citizens


Monday February 22nd at 12:00pm

 Small book jacket for Sexual Citizens

“Profoundly eye-opening.… Hirsch and Khan present a novel model for explaining and responding to campus sexual assault.” —Claire M. Renzetti, Science

On February 22, 2021, at 12pm, Seattle University in collaboration with University of Washington will host a conversation with Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan authors of the highly acclaimed Sexual Citizens: A landmark study of sex, power, and assault on college campuses. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend the webinar and students are eligible to receive a copy of the book prior to the event. To sign up for the webinar, receive a link, and request a copy of the book please RSVP through ConnectSU, or click on the link to the page to sign up.  https://seattleu.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6694671

Publisher's Description: 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 to date of sexual assault on a campus, Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan present an entirely new framework that emphasizes sexual assault’s social roots, based on the powerful concepts of “sexual projects,” “sexual citizenship,” and “sexual geographies.” Empathic, insightful, and far-ranging, Sexual Citizens transforms our understanding of sexual assault and offers a roadmap for how to address it.

This event is being sponsored by Wellness and Health Promotion, Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC), the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, the Anthropology Club, Women and Gender Sexuality Studies Department, and Master of Social work Program at Seattle University, and in collaboration with the University of Washington.