For the latest ISGMH Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series, we were joined by Dr. Sari van Anders, Canada 150 Research Chair and Professor of Psychology, Gender Studies, and Neuroscience at Queens University. Dr. Sari van Anders presented an overview of Sexual Configurations Theory, an empirically grounded framework for understanding sexuality informed by both biology and culture. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Héctor Carrillo recently presented “Rethinking Sexual Migration: Shifting Sexualities and Health Implications” for ISGMH’s Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series. With an emphasis on the importance of recognizing the impact social factors have on health, Dr. Carrillo shared themes from his book Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. E. Patrick Johnson recently joined ISGMH to present “The Beekeeper: Performing Black Southern Women Who Love Women.” Interweaving his lecture with performances of oral histories, Dr. Johnson shared experiences of black Southern women who desire women. Dr. Johnson highlighted three overlapping themes from his work with black Southern queer women: religion, gender nonconformity, and sexual trauma. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Carlos Gallo recently presented “Analyzing linguistic style in text messages for an HIV prevention program” for ISGMH’s Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series. Dr. Gallo spoke of the relationship between language expression and health outcomes while detailing the findings from his analysis of linguistic matching in Guy2Guy (G2G), an early IMPACT Program intervention. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Dustin Duncan joined ISGMH on March 13th to present the tenth lecture in our Current Issues in LGBTQ Health series.
Dr. Duncan discussed several of his research projects in a talk titled “Spatial Epidemiology of Health Disparities in LGBT Populations: What Do We Know and What’s Next?” His lecture emphasized the importance of examining the role social and environmental determinants of health play in shaping health disparities in SGM populations. Continue Reading ▶︎
Esteemed journalist E.J. Graff joined ISGMH on February 21st to present the ninth lecture in our Current Issues in LGBTQ Health series. In her talk, Graff examined the past and future of the ever-expanding LGBTQ acronym, leading audience members through a historical account of the addition of letters in the term over time. Continue Reading ▶︎
ISGMH was proud to host our first Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture in Evanston last week. Dr. Jennifer Brier, the director for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s program in Women’s and Gender Studies, examined the history of HIV/AIDS in a talk titled “How to Have History in an Epidemic: Can History Make You Healthy?” Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎
Child abuse pediatrician Dr. Kirsten Simonton joined ISGMH on December 7th to present the seventh lecture in our Current Issues in LGBTQ Health series.
In her talk “LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care: Coming Out of the Margins,” Dr. Simonton shed light on the health disparities LGBTQ youth face in the foster care system. Continue Reading ▶︎