By Justin Lehmiller
What is a day in the life of a sex researcher like? In this interview series, I talk to some of the world’s foremost authorities on sex in order to answer this question, but also to provide a glimpse into what they’re currently working on, what the media tends to get wrong about sex, and what they think about some of the most pressing issues facing the field of sex research today.
For this interview, I spoke with Dr. Sari van Anders, who holds a doctoral degree in biological and cognitive psychology from Simon Fraser University and studies a range of topics, including social neuroendocrinology, sexuality, gender/sex, sexual diversity, and feminist and queer science. Dr. van Anders is the newly appointed Canada 150 Research Chair in Social Neuroendocrinology, Sexuality, and Gender/Sex at Queen’s University in Canada. What follows is the transcript of our email conversation. (more…)