My name is Jules and for those of you who have not read my introductory blog, I wanted to let you know that I’m the new SexualityStudies.net project officer. We are currently going through a period of expansion of the website and we have been adding new resources to the site and updating and adding information on international institutions and programs associated with sexuality studies. We will continue this development over the coming months so I urge you all to return to the site regularly. This month we will also start posting the results of a literature review we conducted of critical sexuality studies published between 2000 and 2006. Some of the key empirical themes that we review include sexuality and globalisation, sexual citizenship, the regulation of sexuality (e.g. via the state, social policy, religion and kinship), and sexuality and health (e.g. HIV/AIDS and reproduction). We also review theoretical approaches to critical sexuality studies (e.g. contemporary feminist theory, social construction theory, and queer theory).
Another feature of SexualityStudies.net that we want to develop is the groups. Currently we have five groups and we are considering the possibility of changing the existing groups or adding new groups in order to meet the needs and interests of our members. In order to get an idea of what those interests are, I would like to encourage you all to write a group post introducing yourself and your area of work or study, and perhaps what your expectations are of the website. We tried this last year and several members participated but we have had very little movement or dialogue on the site more recently. I look forward to hearing from you all!