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October 08, 2011

Asexuality: a spotlight on international research – Monday 24th October

In this event the new Mind the Research Gap group will aim to shine a spotlight on the emerging area of asexuality studies. Encompassing a range of disciplines (sociologists, psychologists, therapists) and topics, Spotlight on Asexuality Studies will be an open, friendly and participatory event intended to represent the diverse range of research being conducted on asexuality and breaking down boundaries between asexuality researchers and the asexual community. As well as bringing together researchers in the UK, we’ll be using video conferencing software to allow researchers from around the world to present their work. The afternoon will conclude with an interactive workshop aiming to sketch out the issues which asexuality studies should address in the future.

The event will take place at the University of Warwick during Asexual Awareness Week. We realise that this isn’t an easy place to get to, particularly on a Monday afternoon, even for those who live in the UK. We also realise that there are lots of people who will be interested around the world. Therefore we’re doing our best to make the event as remotely accessible as we possibly can. At the very least this will involve recording the sessions as podcasts and posting them online. However we’re hoping to be able to (a) film the sessions and put them on YouTube (b) live stream the event and allow people to ask questions and participate remotely. We’re not sure if both of these are possible yet but as soon as we have confirmation we’ll post information on here. Watch this space.


Mark Carrigan – Asexuality and sexual culture

CJ Chasin – Insiders and Outsider In Asexuality Research

Mercedes Pöll - Asexual Intimacies

Olivier Cormier-Otaño – Doing without: a therapist’s findings

Mark Carrigan – What is Asexuality Studies? Sketching out a research agenda

(more speakers to be confirmed soon)


Registration is free and all are welcome. To register e-mail:

Monday 24th October
1pm to 6pm
Wolfson Research Exchange
University LIbrary

University of Warwick

Organised by Mind the Research Gap
(Ruth Pearce, Lyndsey Moon, Mark Carrigan)

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