Past Event

Turn up the Volume on Sexual Citizens with Dr. Jennifer Hirsch and Dr. Shamus Khan moderated by Dr. Melanie Bernitz

April 23, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Online Event

Join Columbia Health’s Dr. Melanie Bernitz in conversation with Dr. Jennifer S. Hirsch and Dr. Shamus Khan, authors of Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus.

“Sexual Citizens is based on years of research interviewing and observing college life – with students of different races, genders, sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds. Hirsch and Khan’s landmark study reveals the social ecosystem that makes sexual assault so predictable, explaining how physical spaces, alcohol, peer groups, and cultural norms influence young people’s experiences and interpretations of both sex and sexual assault. Through the powerful concepts of “sexual projects,” “sexual citizenship,” and “sexual geographies,” the authors offer a new and widely-accessible language for understanding the forces that shape young people’s sexual relationships.”

Moderator: Dr. Melanie Bernitz, Associate Vice President and Medical Director of Columbia Health


  • Dr. Jennifer S. Hirsch, Professor of Socio-Medical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, Co-Director of SHIFT, Columbia University
  • Dr. Shamus Khan, Professor and Chair of Sociology, and Co-Head of the Ethnographic Team of SHIFT, Columbia University Find Sexual Citizens A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault On Campus at a library near you:  C

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Contact Information

Columbia Health Sexual Violence Response
212-854-HELP (4357)