New Sexualities Research Focus Group

New Sexualities Research Focus Group

Image credit: Simon Fox, Safe Place International

Instituted in 2007 with seed monies from SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences Melvin Oliver, the New Sexualities Research Focus Group (RFG) aims to create a network of critical sexualities studies scholars at UCSB, provide opportunities for scholars at UCSB to network and collaborate with internationally renowned sexuality studies scholars, and highlight on a national scale the plethora of cutting-edge sexuality studies work happening at UCSB—aiming throughout to redefine the field of “sexuality studies” and produce new discourses, epistemologies and methodologies. The New Sexualities RFG brings together scholars who are analyzing the ways in which sexuality is understood and constructed discursively, geographically and culturally through neoliberalism, globalization, economics and labor, migration, artistic cultural production, and militarization. Through these analyses, we push the boundaries of the current field of “critical sexuality studies.”

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to join!

Group Convenors

Paul Amar, Global Studies
(NS Principal Investigator)
Email: amar AT

Jennifer Tyburczy, Feminist Studies
jtyburczy AT

Abdulhamit Arvas, Theater and Dance
arvas AT

*On leave 2019-20*
Mireille Miller-Young, Feminist Studies
(NS Principal Investigator)
Email: mmilleryoung AT

Past Events

April 13th, 2017
The 2015 Hull Lecture on Women and Social Justice
October 28th, 2015
May 8th, 2013
October 19th, 2012
brainstorming retreat
March 8th, 2011
panel presentation
March 7th, 2011
panel and workshop
November 8th, 2009