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Sexuality Studies Spotlight highlights what you can do with your sexuality studies degree. Produced in collaboration with the York University Sexuality Studies Program, these interviews between undergraduate students and activists, scholars, and professionals explore how you can apply a critical sexualities lens to just about anything.

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Sexuality Studies Spotlight highlights what you can do with your sexuality studies degree. Produced in collaboration with the York University Sexuality Studies Program, these interviews between undergraduate students and activists, scholars, and professionals explore how you can apply a critical sexualities lens to just about anything.

    From Undergrad to Ph.D.: Sexuality Studies Research and Community Work with 2S-LGBTQ+ Older Adults with Stephanie Jonsson and Keely O’Brien S2Ep5

    From Undergrad to Ph.D.: Sexuality Studies Research and Community Work with 2S-LGBTQ+ Older Adults with Stephanie Jonsson and Keely O’Brien S2Ep5

    In this week’s episode, Keely is joined by Stephanie Jonsson, a former sexuality studies undergraduate and current Ph.D Candidate in the York Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies Department. They chat about Steph’s experience at York and her research with 2S-LGBTQ+ older adults and their experiences with remote services during the pandemic. They also discuss Steph’s work founding the Ontario Digital Literacy and Access Network (ODLAN). 

    Find more of Steph’s work here: https://www.instagram.com/femdemic_creations/ 

    Learn more about ODLAN here: https://www.odlan.ca/



    Sexuality Studies Spotlight is produced by Stephanie Jonsson, Hannah Maitland, Angela Stanley, Kathleen Cherrington, Sarah Westerhof, Helen Martin, and Keely O'Brien. This podcast is made possible through support from the York University Sexuality Studies Program, Innovation York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit, and the Media Creation Lab at Scott Library. This podcast was produced on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations, and we invite our audience to visit native-land.ca to learn more about the land where they’re listening. 

    For a written transcript of this episode, please visit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lsQg_pH4sS8DRb22h3YRE8W2D3oDWiZ7?usp=sharing 

    Content Note: This podcast features discussions of sex and sexuality that may include references to sexual and gender-based discrimination/violence/assault/abuse or other potentially triggering topics. Listener discretion is advised. 

    Resources:

    York Resources: SASSL- https://sassl.info.yorku.ca/

    Canada-Wide Resources: DAWN- https://www.dawncanada.net/issues/crisis-hotlines/ 

    Crisis Text Line- https://www.crisistextline.org/topics/sexual-abuse/#understanding-sexual-abuse-1

    • 22 min
    Exploring Art-Based Research on ‘Madness’ through Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies with Natalia Bonczek and Helen S2Ep4

    Exploring Art-Based Research on ‘Madness’ through Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies with Natalia Bonczek and Helen S2Ep4

    Today Helen chats with Natalia Bonczek about feminism, art-based research, mental health, and learning from Indigenous scholars at York University. We cover some of Natalia’s most inspiring professors and classes that led to transitioning from a Psychology Undergrad to a Gender, Sexuality and Women’s studies major and how this led to pursuing a Master’s degree researching Madness (mental health from lived experience). We learn more about how Natalia uses art to build community and think critically about complicated topics. Natalia encourages any curious mind to explore the possibilities of feminism and artmaking and provides practical advice for first-year university students.

    Natalia’s work can be found at: www.nebx.ca

    Read more about Natalia’s publication “Misster E” at:https://yourreview.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/yourreview/article/view/40698/36990

    Links referred to in Land Acknowledgment

    https://www.mcgill.ca/indigenous/

    https://calgaryfoundation.org/about-us/reconciliation/land-acknowledgement/

    https://aboriginal.info.yorku.ca/land-acknowledgment/

    https://theeyeopener.com/2021/03/opinion-before-you-state-a-land-acknowledgement-mean-it/

    https://www.onondaganation.org/culture/wampum/

    https://www.onondaganation.org/culture/wampum/two-row-wampum-belt-guswenta/

    https://clas.osu.edu/sites/clas.osu.edu/files/Tuck%20and%20Yang%202012%20Decolonization%20is%20not%20a%20metaphor.pdf

    Sexuality Studies Spotlight is produced by Stephanie Jonsson, Hannah Maitland, Angela Stanley, Kathleen Cherrington, Sarah Westerhof, Helen Martin, and Keely O'Brien. This podcast is made possible through support from the York University Sexuality Studies Program, Innovation York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit, and the Media Creation Lab at Scott Library. This podcast was produced on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations, and we invite our audience to visit native-land.ca to learn more about the land where they’re listening.

    For a written transcript of this episode, please visit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lsQg_pH4sS8DRb22h3YRE8W2D3oDWiZ7?usp=sharing

    Content Note: This podcast features discussions of sex and sexuality that may include references to sexual and gender-based discrimination/violence/assault/abuse or other potentially triggering topics. Listener discretion is advised.

    Resources:

    York Resources: SASSL- https://sassl.info.yorku.ca/

    Canada-Wide Resources: DAWN- https://www.dawncanada.net/issues/crisis-hotlines/

    Crisis Text Line- https://www.crisistextline.org/topics/sexual-abuse/#understanding-sexual-abuse-1

    • 31 min
    Sexuality Studies and Tech? Bringing Sexuality Studies to Health Tech with Alexandra Latter and Keely O’Brien S2Ep3

    Sexuality Studies and Tech? Bringing Sexuality Studies to Health Tech with Alexandra Latter and Keely O’Brien S2Ep3

    This week Keely is joined by York sexuality studies alumna Alexandra Latter. They discuss Alex’s time at York and her work in virtual healthcare and mental health services during the pandemic. Alex shares how a sexuality studies degree can help in a variety of industries and the unexpected benefits of having a sexuality and gender studies background in tech.

    Connect with Alex on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-latter/

    Watch Alex’s talk "You've Been Disconnected: Supporting the Right to Access Healthcare for Marginalized People in a Virtual Context” at RightsCon: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11syHWr-ZLyBtC0Pyly-nxkfIVi3gg1gL/view?usp=sharing

    Sexuality Studies Spotlight is produced by Stephanie Jonsson, Hannah Maitland, Angela Stanley, Kathleen Cherrington, Sarah Westerhof, Helen Martin, and Keely O'Brien. This podcast is made possible through support from the York University Sexuality Studies Program, Innovation York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit, and the Media Creation Lab at Scott Library. This podcast was produced on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations, and we invite our audience to visit native-land.ca to learn more about the land where they’re listening.

    For a written transcript of this episode, please visit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lsQg_pH4sS8DRb22h3YRE8W2D3oDWiZ7?usp=sharing

    Content Note: This podcast features discussions of sex and sexuality that may include references to sexual and gender-based discrimination/violence/assault/abuse or other potentially triggering topics. Listener discretion is advised.

    Resources:

    York Resources: SASSL- https://sassl.info.yorku.ca/

    Canada-Wide Resources: DAWN- https://www.dawncanada.net/issues/crisis-hotlines/

    Crisis Text Line- https://www.crisistextline.org/topics/sexual-abuse/#understanding-sexual-abuse-1

    • 33 min
    International Sexuality Studies: Researching the Protection of LGBT Rights in India with Lovepreet Kaur and Helen Martin S2Ep2

    International Sexuality Studies: Researching the Protection of LGBT Rights in India with Lovepreet Kaur and Helen Martin S2Ep2

    In today’s episode, host Helen Martin is talking to Lovepreet Kaur who is joining us from Ludhiana in Punjab, India. They discuss Lovepreet's research on the comparison of human rights between India and Canada and Lovepreet’s current position as the 2021-2022 Visiting Scholar at the School of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at York. Lovepreet discusses her experience at York's Centre for Feminist Research and the support they've provided to her, the pandemic's effect on her work, and her advice for sexuality scholars.

    Learn more about Lovepreet’s work here: https://sites.google.com/view/lovepreetk/home

    Sexuality Studies Spotlight is produced by Stephanie Jonsson, Hannah Maitland, Angela Stanley, Kathleen Cherrington, Sarah Westerhof, Helen Martin, and Keely O'Brien. This podcast is made possible through support from the York University Sexuality Studies Program, Innovation York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit, and the Media Creation Lab at Scott Library. This podcast was produced on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations, and we invite our audience to visit native-land.ca to learn more about the land where they’re listening.

    For a written transcript of this episode, please visit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lsQg_pH4sS8DRb22h3YRE8W2D3oDWiZ7?usp=sharing

    Content Note: This podcast features discussions of sex and sexuality that may include references to sexual and gender-based discrimination/violence/assault/abuse or other potentially triggering topics. Listener discretion is advised.

    Resources:

    York Resources: SASSL- https://sassl.info.yorku.ca/

    Canada-Wide Resources: DAWN- https://www.dawncanada.net/issues/crisis-hotlines/

    Crisis Text Line- https://www.crisistextline.org/topics/sexual-abuse/#understanding-sexual-abuse-1

    • 36 min
    Remember Tumblr? Acafemmeic Research with Andi Schwartz and Keely O’Brien S2Ep1

    Remember Tumblr? Acafemmeic Research with Andi Schwartz and Keely O’Brien S2Ep1

    Welcome back to Sexuality Studies Spotlight! In the first episode of season two, host Keely O’Brien is joined by York’s Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) coordinator Dr. Andi Schwartz. They discuss Andi’s research interests in femme subjectivities, critical femininities, and the rapidly changing world of online subcultures from Tumblr to Instagram and beyond.

    Find more of Andi’s work at: https://www.instagram.com/acafemmeic/and https://andischwartzwrites.com/

    Learn more about the York CFR here: https://www.yorku.ca/cfr/

    Sexuality Studies Spotlight is produced by Stephanie Jonsson, Hannah Maitland, Angela Stanley, Kathleen Cherrington, Sarah Westerhof, Helen Martin, and Keely O'Brien. This podcast is made possible through support from the York University Sexuality Studies Program, Innovation York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit, and the Media Creation Lab at Scott Library. This podcast was produced on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations, and we invite our audience to visit native-land.ca to learn more about the land where they’re listening.

    For a written transcript of this episode, please visit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lsQg_pH4sS8DRb22h3YRE8W2D3oDWiZ7?usp=sharing

    Content Note: This podcast features discussions of sex and sexuality that may include references to sexual and gender-based discrimination/violence/assault/abuse or other potentially triggering topics. Listener discretion is advised.

    Resources:

    York Resources: SASSL- https://sassl.info.yorku.ca/

    Canada-Wide Resources: DAWN- https://www.dawncanada.net/issues/crisis-hotlines/

    Crisis Text Line- https://www.crisistextline.org/topics/sexual-abuse/#understanding-sexual-abuse-1

    • 36 min
    S1:Ep5: Amy Saunders and Helen Martin

    S1:Ep5: Amy Saunders and Helen Martin

    In this season’s final episode, Helen is joined by Amy Saunders, a York graduate who currently works as the Director of Communications and Marketing at Diva, the makers of the DivaCup. Amy’s entrepreneurial career has spanned from her own PR and communications firm for films centring on marginalized stories to writing for SheDoesTheCity.com.

    Amy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theprpriestess/ 

    Find more of Amy’s writing here:https://www.theprpriestess.com/



    Sexuality Studies Spotlight is produced by Stephanie Jonsson, Hannah Maitland, Angela Stanley, Sarah Westerhof, Helen Martin, and Keely O'Brien. This podcast is made possible through support from the York University Sexuality Studies Program, Innovation York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit, and the Media Creation Lab at Scott Library. This podcast was produced on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations and we invite our audience to visit native-land.ca to learn more about the land where they’re listening.

    For a written transcript of this episode, please go to: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Fd1OU-gN6Jb530wj2wMSP1n8Ko3AEMqv?usp=sharing

    Content Note: This podcast features discussions of sex and sexuality that may include references to sexual and gender-based discrimination/violence/assault/abuse or other potentially triggering topics. Listener discretion is advised.

    Resources

    York Resources: SASSL- https://sassl.info.yorku.ca/

    Canada-Wide Resources: DAWN- https://www.dawncanada.net/issues/crisis-hotlines/

    • 30 min

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