Professor Tolman was recently quoted in Peggy Orenstein’s article in the NY Times, “Playing at Sexy.” Orenstein’s article provides commentary on the early sexualization of young girls as demonstrated by the 8 and 9 year old girls whose dance performance to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” quickly circulated the internet in late May. The article can be read here.
Please click on Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights, for a PDF to order Dr. Tolman’s recent co-authored chapter “Sexual Rights for Young Women: Lessons from Developing Countries,” in The International Handbook of Sexuality, Health, & Rights.
Edited by Peter Aggleton and Richard Parker, this text provides an updated and authoritative overview of current research issues in sexuality. Please see below for a note from the publisher.
“The last two decades have witnessed an explosion of research on sexuality as the social sciences have worked to find new ways of understanding a rapidly changing world. Growing concern for issues such as population, women’s and men’s reproductive health, and the HIV and AIDS pandemic, has since provided new legitimacy for work on sexuality, health and rights.
A detailed and up-to-date reference work, The Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights provides an authoritative overview of the main issues in the field today. Leading academics and practitioners are brought together to reflect on past, present and future approaches to understanding and promoting sexual health and rights.
This handbook surveys the state of the discipline and offers an examination and discussion of emerging, controversial and cutting edge areas. It is an essential reference for academics and researchers in the fields of sexuality studies, sexual health and human rights, and offers key reading for more advanced students.”
As many of you know, my family and I moved to New York from San Francisco about 18 months ago, where for the previous five years I had been Professor of Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University and founding director of the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality (CRGS). I’ve joined the faculty at Hunter College School of Social Work and The Graduate Center at CUNY with a joint appointment as Professor of Social Welfare and Psychology. I am thrilled to be part of these two vibrant institutions, working with exciting colleagues, phenomenal graduate students and under the astute leadership of Dean Jacqui Mondros at HCSSW and President Bill Kelly at The Graduate Center. In this position, I have already found the intellectual vigor, creativity and collaboration that fuel my work and the great pleasure of training outstanding doctoral students.
My early days in New York have been busy. I am teaching courses in research methods and sexuality theory and working with doctoral students in social/personality psychology and social welfare. I am in the midst of completing projects with my former colleagues from San Francisco on the reproduction of compulsory heterosexuality and the phenomenology of girls’ experiences with oral sex. Looking forward, I am launching several new multi-method research projects studying the development of young people’s sexuality in tandem with their relational lives with a number of colleagues at CUNY and across the country. I am also working with various colleagues to start a new effort focused on sexuality and policy, especially for women and girls. I am working with old and new friends who lead nonprofits as well as at CUNY on kick-off events. Among other writing projects, I am editing The Handbook on Sexuality for the American Psychological Association with Lisa Diamond. I am looking forward to many productive years in New York.
Please Click here for the most recent call for papers to Psychology of Men & Masculinity. This quarterly journal edited by Dr. Tolman, is the official publication of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51 of the American Psychological Association (APA).