Kinsey Institute Lecture and Discussion Series

The Kinsey Institute Lecture & Discussion Series highlights current sex and sexuality research from a wide array of disciplines. Speakers include Kinsey Institute faculty, visiting scholars, Kinsey Institute affiliates, and invited researchers. Lectures are offered throughout the academic year and are free and open to the public. 

Fall 2023

Rachel Gross, author of Vagina Obscura

September 22, 2023
12:00-1:00 pm ET
328Lindley Hall, Kinsey Institute Seminar Room
Remote via Zoom

Rachel E. Gross is an award-winning science journalist based in Brooklyn. She is the author of Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage, published by W.W. Norton & Company in 2022. Vagina Obscura tells the story of how early anatomists mapped our lady parts—and how a new generation is wresting them back.


James Brooks

October 27, 2023
12:00-1:00 pm ET
328 Lindley Hall, Kinsey Institute Seminar Room
Remote via Zoom

Dr. James Brooks is an assistant professor in the Counseling and Counseling Psychology Programs at Indiana University. Their research interests are in relationship science and intergroup dynamics exploring the experiences of interracial relationships and multiracial families. 


Eric Laursen

December 1, 2023
12:00-1:00 pm ET
328 Lindley Hall, Kinsey Institute Seminar Room

Eric Laursen is a journalist, historian, and author of Polymath: The Life and Professions of Dr. Alex Comfort, Author of the Joy of Sex.

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