TALK: "A Kinsey Scale for Japanese Monkeys: Female sexual behaviour in Japanese macaques," Paul Vasey (University of Lethbridge)

Dr. Paul Vasey is Professor of Psychology and Board of Governors Research Chair (Tier 1) at University of Lethbridge, where he is also Director of the Laboratory of Comparative Sexuality. He has published widely and deeply on issues of sexual and gender diversity in humans and primates, and is commonly considered an international authority on both third genders and animal homosexuality. Dr. Vasey employs concurrent cross-species and cross-cultural perspectives to study the bases of gender and sexual variation. Since 2000, he has conducted research on the development and evolution of female homosexual behavior in free-ranging Japanese monkeys at various sites in Japan. In addition to his numerous scientific articles on issues of gender and sexual diversity, he is also co-author of The Monkeys of Stormy Mountain  (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and Homosexual Behavior in Animals: An Evolutionary Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and has guest edited special issues of Archives of Sexual Behavior on sexual orientation, and Perspectives in Biology and Medicine on gender and sexual diversity (with IU HPS alum Dr. Alice Dreger).  


Friday October 27, 2017 12:00 PM
Friday October 27, 2017 01:00 PM
CISAB House (409 N. Park Ave.)
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This event is part of Themester 2017 Diversity Difference Otherness.
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Themester, College of Arts and Sciences, CISAB (Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior), and The Kinsey Institute
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