Dr. John William Money (July 8, 1921–July 7, 2006), internationally known for his work in psychoendocrinology and developmental sexology, defined the concepts of gender role and identity.
Born in Morrinsville, New Zealand, John William Money emigrated to the United States in 1947 and received his Ph.D from Harvard University in 1952. In 1966, Dr. Money founded the Gender Identity Clinic at Johns Hopkins University and started an extensive research program on the psychohormonal treatment of paraphilias and on sex reassignment. Money formulated, defined, and coined the term "gender role" and later expanded it to gender-identity/role (G-I/R). In 1961, he proposed the hypothesis that androgen is the libido hormone for both sexes.
Extending his research from the clinic to clinical history, Dr. Money wrote about the 18th century origins and present consequences of antisexualism in The Destroying Angel: Sex, Fitness, and Food in the Legacy of Degeneracy Theory, Graham Crackers, Kellogg's Corn Flakes, and American Health History (1985). Venuses Penuses: Sexology, Sexosophy, and Exigency Theory (1986) is an anthology of his theoretically significant writings. His publications also cover the philosophy and methodology of science in the practice of clinical psychoendocrinology and sexology, includingUnspeakable Monsters in All Our Lives: The Complete Interviewer and Clinical Biographer, Exigency Theory and Sexology, and many other monographs.
The Kinsey Institute Library houses Money's lifelong work, including his correspondence, lectures, media interviews and documentaries, as well as books, manuscripts, articles and other writings. Visit the Kinsey Institute Library Catalog to search the John Money Collection.
The Kinsey Institute Library houses John Money's lifelong work, including:
Visit the Kinsey Institute Library Catalog to search through the John Money Collection online.
Dr. John Money established The John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology in 2002. The fellowship supports graduate students whose scholarly work would benefit from the use of library and archival materials at the Kinsey Institute. Fellows are also expected to contribute to the organization, preservation, and/or accessibility of Kinsey Institute collections. Examples include, but are not limited to the creation of:
Each recipient of the John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology will receive $3,000 in two payments ($1,500 at the start and end of the fellowship). The fellowship must be used to cover travel, lodging, and research expenses associated with the stated purpose. There can be up to two fellows each year.
Research at the Kinsey Institute
The graduate fellow may stay between four to eight weeks at the Kinsey Institute during the calendar year of the award. Research for a thesis or dissertation will be acceptable.
Applications are encouraged from students from any academic discipline who are enrolled in a graduate program in the United States and whose research interests concern the history, politics, and methodology of sexology and sexuality studies.
Applications must include the following (submit hard-copy materials):
Please mail two sets of application materials to:
Morrison Hall 313
Bloomington, IN 47405.
Ruby Daily (Northwestern University) and Demetrios Psihopaidas (University of Southern California) are the 2016 recipients of the John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology. As a fellow, Daily hopes to show how 20th century sexual identities and networks often formed and diffused within a global "Anglo" culture. Demetrios will review the John Money collection to gain a better understanding how the field of knowledge production about gender transgression first gained a sense of scientific credibility.
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