Trumping Sex: Scandals, Sleights of Hand, Politics
Speaker: Carole Vance (Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University)
Date and time: 17 March 2017, 12:30pm–2:15pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, Mong Man Wai Building, CUHK
Carole S. Vance is a Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University in New York City, where she teaches and writes about sexuality, human rights, science, gender, and health. She coordinated the landmark Barnard Conference on Sexuality and edited Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality. Vance founded, and for ten years directed, Columbia’s innovative Program for the Study of Sexuality, Gender, Health, and Human Rights, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, which aimed to advance research, as well as facilitate exchange between researchers and advocates on sexual health and rights issues. Professor Vance has taught and mentored researchers and activists in many international settings, including India, Istanbul, the Netherlands, China, and Vietnam. Vance’s recent work focuses on trafficking into forced prostitution, issues of consent and state regulation, and the current initiatives to stop sexual violence on US campuses. Vance has received the David R. Kessler Award and the Simon and Gagnon Award for contributions to sexuality studies. She has been a member of many activist groups including No More Nice Girls and the Feminist Anti-Censorship Task Force.
All interested are welcome!