This podcast features Jennifer S. Hirsch class of 1984, a medical anthropologist and professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University, who codirects the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation, known as SHIFT, a research project on sexual assault and sexual health among Columbia undergraduates. With Shamus Khan, she is coauthor of Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus, which draws on SHIFT’s ethnographic research to examine sexual assault and consensual sex among undergraduates in relation to the broader context of campus life. Hirsch is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow, a 2015 Public Voices Fellow, and a 2018-2019 Visiting Research Scholar with Princeton’s Center for Health and Well-Being. Her published work includes scholarly and popular writing on health and social inequality. Hirsch lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband and is the mother of two sons. She joined me for a fascinating conversation in the New Building at Trinity.

This podcast includes frank discussions of sexual acts and acknowledges that people have sex and that sometimes that sex is not consensual and may result in assault. This content may not be appropriate for all listeners.

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Direct download: Trinity_-_J_Hirsch_v202.mp3
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