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Tracie Q. Gilbert, PHD

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Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD (she/they) is an educator, writer and researcher, with over 20 years experience providing service to urban youth, young adults, and their advocates. Tracie received her Masters of Science in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed doctoral studies with the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University. Dr. Gilbert’s research interests include sexualized racism and racialized sexuality, adolescent sexuality development, sexuality and faith, and social justice-based sexuality education. She is is a passionate scholar of all topics related to the sexuality development of African Americans, including both historical and contemporary elements informing this process.

Black Sexual Epistemology as a Tool For Sexual Healing and Liberation

August 17 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenter: Tracie Q. Gilbert, PHD

What role does race play in the contemporary lived experience of sexuality among African Americans? Strong evidence suggests that race matters; however, very little effort has been devoted toward understanding how and why. African American sexuality been persistently problematized within sexological literature as well, both in theory and intervention development. Combined with the historical and contemporary sociosexual treatment of racialized people in the United States, African Americans are arguably under a persistent experience of anti-Blackness, which has been linked to…

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