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York university sexuality studies


Examine the artistic, cultural, economic, geographic, historical, literary, political, psychological and social aspects of sexuality in a transnational context. Sexuality Studies is a field that examines sexual desires and pleasures, acts and behaviours, identities and subjectivities, communities and cultures, movements and organizing.

Our program explores artistic, cultural, economic, geographic, historical, literary, political and psychological dimensions of sexuality, while also investigating sexual dimensions of arts, economies, geographies, histories, literatures, politics and psychologies.

A central mission of Sexuality Studies is to examine "intersectionality"— an intersectional approach focuses on existent and emergent intersections of sexuality with ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, health, nationality, race, religion and sexual identity. Committed to examining York university sexuality studies, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, intersexed, heterosexual and heteronormative identities and cultures, the field also studies alternative ways of organizing sexualities and, indeed, alternatives to sexuality, in the past, present and future.

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