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September 7, 2005
Contact: Charlene Muehlenhard, Women's Studies, (785) 864-9860

Speaker to address lessons learned from sex research, therapy and politics

LAWRENCE -- Clinical psychologist and author Leonore Tiefer will deliver the Fall 2005 Verne L. Wagner Lecture, "It's a Big, Bad, Beautiful Brand New Sexual World Out There: Lessons from Sex Research, Sex Therapy, and Sexual Politics," at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas.

Tiefer has written or co-edited three books, including Sex Is Not a Natural Act and Other Essays and A New View of Women's Sexual Problems. Her thought-provoking, witty and often controversial work draws on sexual science, feminism, social constructionism, the philosophy of science, and clinical experience. Her expertise ranges from changing ideas of gender identity to the cultural effects of Viagra.

A clinical associate professor at the New York University Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Tiefer holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley

This lecture is sponsored by the KU Women's Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Psychology.

For more information, contact Charlene Muehlenhard, professor of women's studies and psychology, at (785) 864-9860, or Jan Emerson, women's studies administrative assistant, at (785) 864-4012.

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