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Dr. Mustanski teaches at International LGBT Psychology Summer Institute 2010


Posted on August 19th, 2010 by Dr. Mustanski in Uncategorized. No Comments

From August 2nd to 6th, 2010, Dr. Mustanski was one of 9 senior Psychologists in the field to teach at the second International LGBT Psychology Summer Institute at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor.  Attendees included  48 junior faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students from 10 different countries.  IMPACT member Steve DuBois, MA was one of the trainees selected for a large group of applicants.

On the first day all of the junior scholars presented posters of their research, beginning the process of creating an enduring scholarly community of support and exchange. Each day included two lectures, two sets of three workshops and three roundtables, from among which participants could choose. One special session focused on collaborations between lawyers and social scientists in addressing LGBT issues in the courts and legislatures with social science research.

Participants were drawn from 10 states, and nine other countries, representing a diverse set of institutions including small and large public and private colleges and universities, liberal arts, women’s, minority serving, and religious colleges.

The formal lectures (listed below) focused on three main themes: norms affecting sexuality and gender (Barker, Currah, Hegarty, Liao), aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic (Gomez, Mustanski, Wilton), and couples and families (Patterson and Peplau):
Meg Barker: Rewriting the rules: Non-monogamies and other adventures in non-normative relationships.
Paisley Currah: Between sex’s place and gender’s time: Classifying transgender.
Cynthia Gomez: From Reagan to Obama: The impact of politics on HIV prevention in the United States.
Peter Hegarty: “Normative creativity”: A forgotten lesbian/gay paradigm.
Lih-Mei Liao: Addressing female genital concerns: Surgery as psychology-through-other-means
Brian Mustanski: Using the internet for health research and promotion with LGBT Populations.
Charlotte Patterson: Sexual orientation and reproductive health.
Anne Peplau: Same-sex couples: Research, law and policy.
Leo Wilton: The praxis of engaging interdisciplinary research in Black gay men’s communities.

The Summer Institute was sponsored by: The John D. Evans Foundation, the College of Literature, Science
and the Arts, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Psychology and Women’s Studies Departments, Institute
for Research on Women and Gender, The Society of Psychology of Women (APA Division 35), The Society
for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity section
of the Canadian Psychological Association.

The Summer Institute was sponsored by: The John D. Evans Foundation, the College of Literature, Science
and the Arts, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Psychology and Women’s Studies Departments, Institute
for Research on Women and Gender, The Society of Psychology of Women (APA Division 35), The Society
for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity section
of the Canadian Psychological Association.





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