Oct. 24, 2012 —
She will address a variety of contemporary dilemmas and problems women face with their sexuality as they seek sexual freedom while also negotiating the social and cultural limits of “liberation” rhectoric.
Dr. Fahs specializes in studying women's sexuality, critical embodiment studies, radical feminism, and political activism. She has a B.A. degree in women's studies/gender studies and psychology from Occidental College and a Ph.D. degree in women's studies and clinical psychology from the University of Michigan.
In addition to publishing widely in feminist, social science, and humanities journals, her book Performing Sex was recently published by SUNY Press. She is working on two book projects: “Valerie Solanas: Fragments and Forgetting,” a biography about the controversial and politically significant life of author/would-be assassin Valerie Solanas, and “The Moral Panics of Sexuality,” an edited collection that examines cultural anxieties of "scary sex." She also works as a private practice clinical psychologist specializing in sexuality, couples work, and trauma recovery.
Dr. Fahs appearance is sponsored by MSU’s Women’s Studies program.
Additional information is available by calling Dr. Eric Swank, associate professor of social work, at 606-783-2190.