The statement of purpose I used in my application to UBC’s iSchool
Short Abstract This presentation examines the print, research, and book history of what the Sexual Revolution meant to those living through it. Utilizing previously-unpublished sexological, psychological, and sociological research, I argue that the Sexual Revolution was a revolution of newspaper, magazine, journal, radio and television—not a revolution that touched the lives of the Silent Majority that elected Richard Nixon. (Link to Slides) Long Abstract 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of a transformative year—June of ’69 saw the “hairpin drop heard ‘round the world” at the Stonewall Inn in New York City and two months later hundreds of thousands of hippies, ‘enemies,’ and sexual revolutionaries gathered for Woodstock.
I presented on the history of porn studies, particularly focusing on the relationship between Steven Marcus and the Kinsey Institute.