Sexuality Studies


Sex plays a major role in everyday culture. The aim of the research unit Sexuality Studies is to contribute to an increased academic focus on sexuality and hereby to an increased understanding of the relation between sexuality and culture.
Sexuality Studies investigates how sexuality both explicitly and implicitly interacts with cultural products. The unit wants to examine the targets of sexual desire and how sexuality affects our body, practices, rituals, institutions and cultures. The unit regards sexuality in its historical context in an attempt to understand how the transformations of the understanding of sexuality, love and sex have happened across time.
Although the research unit has its origin in the humanities, collaboration with medical and sociological research is a major goal. Sexuality is in the body, in society, in culture, and is formed of these - interdisciplinary cooperation is therefore essential in order to understand sexuality.

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Camilla Skovbjerg Paldam

Associate professor
H bldg. 1580, 216
P +4587163073
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2018.02.26 | Lecture/talk

Lecture on Sigmund Freud

Curious on Sigmund Freud? Member of the research unit Sexuality Studies, Jakob Rosendal, gives a talk on Sigmund Freud in “Filosofibar”, Wednesday 7/3-2018, 15.00-16.00. The lecture is free and will be held in Danish. Venue: Cafeen – Studenterhus Aarhus.

Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel (1994)

2016.03.18 | Course

Teaching Autumn 2016: HUM-fag: Sexuality studies

Sex plays a major role in media, in our daily lives, in culture – maybe more than ever before, or maybe just in more explicit ways. The aim of this course is to understand, theorize and question the interrelations of sexuality and human culture.

2016.03.01 | Lecture/talk

Podcast: The child as catalyst for change

Hear podcast of Camilla Skovbjerg Paldam's lecture: The child as catalyst for change - free upbringing, free sex and socialism in early 20th century at History of Sexuality Seminar, Senate House, London, 20th October 2015