April 25,2000

Oppression and Sexual Orientation to be Lecture Topic

Public Invited to Attend

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.- Professor Gilbert Herdt, Director and Professor of the Human Sexuality Studies Program at San Francisco State University (SFSU), will present a lecture on Monday, May 1, at 4:30 p.m. in the Monroe Lecture Hall, on College Street (Route 125). His lecture, titled "Under the Rainbow: Queer Youth and Seniors - The Oppression of Young and Old" is sponsored by the Middlebury College sociology/anthropology department and the women's and gender studies program.

Dr. Herdt is director of the Human Sexualities Program and professor of anthropology at SFSU. He is also the scientific director of the Program on Sexuality, Culture and Society at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. A leader in anthropological studies of sexuality as well as a prominent figure in lesbian and gay studies, Professor Herdt has recently received grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Ford Foundations for projects addressing sexual inequality, health, and civil society. He is the author of numerous articles, edited volumes, and influential books. A few major titles include Same Sex, Different Cultures: Perspectives on Gay and Lesbian Lives (1997), Sambia Sexual Culture: Essays from the Field (1999), and Something to Tell You: The Road Families Travel When a Child is Gay (with Bruce Koff) (2000). His most recent manuscript, Secrecy and Cultural Reality, will soon be published by the University of Michigan Press.
The lecture is free and open to the public.

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