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Most recent scientific presentations/lectures 2008—present
Accepted Scientific Paper, “Gendered Mobility, Changing Sexual Subjectivities, and HIV Among the Sambia.” In G. Herdt, Chair and Organizer, Gendered mobility, intimate consumption, and HIV in Postcolonial Melanesia. Session of the Annual Meetings, American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, November 20, 2010.
“Sambia Sexuality and Social Change—Some Initial Impressions.” Public Seminar, National Research Institute, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. June 29. 2010.
University Workshop. University of Auckland, New Zealand; Moral Panics and Current Issues in Social Problems. Tuesday May 18, 2010.
University Lecture. University of Sydney, Master’s Program in Sexual Health. “What is Sexual Literacy and How May it Guide Social Policy?” Sydney, Australia, May 20, 2010.
Sexual Health and Policy Changes in the US: 2000-Present. Annual Meetings, International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 8, 2009.
Scientific Plenary, “What is Sexual Literacy, and Why?” Annual National Meetings Scientific Society for the Study of Sexuality, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 4, 2008.
Most recent scientific publications 2008—present
G. Herdt, “Anthropology and the Future of Sexual Studies.” In The Scope of Anthropology: Essays for Maurice Godelier, edited by Laurent Dousset. New York: Berghahn Books. In Press.
“Talking About Sex: On the relationship between discourse, secrecy, and sexual subjectivity in Melanesia.” In D. Lipset and P. Roscoe, editors, Festschrift for Donald F. Tuzin, Canberra, Australia: EANU: ANU Press. In Press.
G. Herdt and M. Marzullo, “Marriage Rights and LGBT Youth: The Present and Future Impact of Sexuality Policy Changes.” Ethos. In Press
G. Herdt, Anthropological Foundations of Sexual Rights and Health. P. Aggleton and R. Parker, eds,, pp. 19-27. Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Health, and Rights. New York: Routledge. 2010.
G. Herdt, “Sex-Gender, Culture and Development: Issues in the Emergence of Puberty and Attraction, in Carole Worthman et al, editors, Formative Experiences: The Interaction of Culture, Development, and Psychobiology, pp 356-374. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2010.
Herdt, G. “Introduction: Moral Panics/Sex Panics,” in G. Herdt, (Ed.), Moral Panics, Sex Panics: Fear and the Fight Over Sexual Rights, pp. 1-46. New York: NYU Press. 2009.
Herdt, G. “Gay Marriage as a Moral Panic,” In G. Herdt (Ed.), Moral Panics, Sex Panics: Fear and the Fight Over Sexual Rights, pp. 157-204. New York: NYU Press. 2009.
“Cultural and Historical Factors—Childhood Sexuality.” In R. Schweder, editor, The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion. Pp. 895-897. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2009.
Herdt, G. Homosexuality, Masculinity and AIDS: Cultural Lessons for HIV Prevention. Frontiers of Gender Studies, Publication Series 33, pp 47-67, Ochanimizu University, Tokyo Japan. 2008.
G. Herdt, “Kinsey.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition. W. A. Darity, editor, pp.269-270. Detroit: Macmillan Reference. 2008.