Application Process

We invite applications from masters and doctoral students in a wide variety of disciplines, from gender studies and social sciences to law, political studies, and philosophy. We particularly encourage applications from students working in the areas of race and racism, colonization and postcolonial thought, whiteness studies, queer and trans* studies, histories of sexology, critical psychology, BDSM and fetish communities, literature, poetry, visual arts, transnational sexualities, and citizenship studies.

Participants will be expected to read the provided assigned materials prior to the beginning of the course, attend all activities of the SISS including field trips, participate in discussions, and give presentations at a final poster session. Upon completion of all activities, participants will receive a certificate of participation.

To apply for the Summer Institute, please submit your information including your statement of interest, relevant work, and a short abstract for the poster session in the SISS 2017 Application Form accessible below.

SISS aims to be an accessible event that encourages international dialogue. There are therefore a limited number of subsidies secured for long-distance travel and based on financial need, which can be accessed by filling out and submitting the SISS 2017 Financial Assistance Form accessible below.

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To apply for the Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies, June 5-9, 2017 at York University, Toronto:

Final application deadline: January 9th, 2017

Registration fee upon acceptance: $300 CAD

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