Carole Vance to Deliver the 2005 Kessler Lecture

Anthropologist Carole S. Vance,
Ph.D., M.P.H will be the honoree
for the 14th Annual David R. Kessler
Lecture on Friday December 2, 2005
at 7pm. Vance is an anthropologist
whose work deals with sexuality,
policy, visual representation, rights,
and science. For the past eight years,
she has directed the Program for the
Study of Sexuality, Gender, Health,
and Human Rights, a Rockefeller
Foundation post-doctoral residency
program designed to integrate new
scholarship about sexuality into
ongoing advocacy and activism on
rights. She is the author of many
articles about sexuality, as well as the
editor of Pleasure and Danger:
Exploring Female Sexuality. She is
currently editing a book about sex
trafficking, and has co-edited (with
Alice Miller) a special issue of Health
and Human Rights focusing on
Sexuality, Human Rights, and Health
(2004). Dr. Vance teaches at
Columbia University, in public health,
anthropology, and law.
She will be introduced with
testimonials from Douglas Crimp,
Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art
History and Acting Co-Director of the
Visual and Cultural Studies Program at
the University of Rochester, and Ann
Snitow, Founder and Chair of the
Network of East-West Women
(NEWW) and Professor at The New
School.
Established in 1992, the annual
David R. Kessler Lecture honors a
scholar who has made a lifetime
contribution to the field of LGBTQ
Studies.