'Sexual Citizen' authors to speak at Kimball Hall

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‘Sexual Citizen’ authors to speak at Kimball Hall

Authors Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan

University of Nebraska–Lincoln students, faculty and staff are invited to a discussion, “Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus: A Conversation for Cultural Change,” at 7 p.m. April 21 in Kimball Hall.

The presentation, which coincides with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, will be led by Jennifer S. Hirsh and Shamus Khan, the social scientists who authored “Sexual Citizens: Sex, Power and Assault on Campus.”

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved.

“Sexual Citizens” is based on years of research interviewing and observing college life — with students of different races, genders, sexual orientations and socio-economic backgrounds. Hirsch and Khan’s landmark study revealed the social ecosystem that makes sexual assault so predictable, and explains how physical spaces, alcohol, peer groups, and cultural norms influence young people’s experiences and interpretations of both sex and sexual assault.

This event is presented by the university and the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

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