Polyamory in Academia: A Webcast
Did you miss this Global Live Event on the topic: Polyamory in Academia? Poly Pages is now offering a digital download of the 90 minute event.
Polyamory has been a niche subject of academic interest, and it is now on the brink of explosion. Multi-partner mating strategies, models of practical ethics, anthropological critiques of monogamy. The preparation of research takes a lot of time and effort, including designing calls for participation, conducting data collection, and applying critical theory to findings. Despite the growing interest in polyamory, data can over/under represent a group or race, findings have their limitations, and too often study of non-monogamy finds itself limited to few academic institutions and at the back of a larger conference.
In this unique live event - Poly Pages brought together three academics of non-monogamy - Dr Kim TallBear, Dr Eli Sheff, and Dr Justin Mogilski, in a global conversation facilitated discussion about polyamory in academia, including:
- barriers and discrimination faced when researching academia
- the research gap in non-white non-monogamy
- ways the study of non-monogamy can be more inclusive
- methodological and systemic bias in the study of polyamory
- improving calls for participation for inclusion
About the panelists:
Dr Justin Mogiliski (he/him): Justin Mogilski is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie. His research investigates how evolutionary processes have influenced how people initiate, maintain, and dissolve their intimate relationships. He presently leads an international team of sexuality and relationship scientists studying the strategies that people use to maintain multi-partner relationships.
Dr Eli Sheff (she/her): Dr. Elisabeth Sheff is a researcher, author and educational consultant, with a PhD in Sociology and certification as a Sexuality Educator from AASECT. She has authored The Polyamorists Next Door (2014), Stories from the Polycule (2015),and Someone You Love is Polyamorous (2016). Dr. Eli is an expert on polyamorous families with children - her 25+ year Polyamorous Family Study is the only longitudinal study of poly families with children to date and her most recent book Children in Polyamorous Families (2020) is a short summary of her findings on children to date. Dr Eli lectures at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, and has co-developed The Bonding Project.
Dr Kim TallBear:
(Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) (she/her) is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Society, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. She is the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. In addition to studying genome science disruptions to Indigenous self-definitions, Dr. TallBear studies colonial disruptions to Indigenous sexual relations. Dr TallBear is the author of The Critical Polyamorist out indigenous, racial, and cultural politics related to open non-monogamy. She is a regular panelist on the weekly podcast, Media Indigena. You can follow her research group at https://indigenoussts.com/. She tweets @KimTallBear.
About the Facilitator:
Claire Louise Travers (she/her): Claire is a professional researcher and writer, and the host of the Poly Pages podcast - reading the texts which have shaped polyamorous community and culture. She writes for essays on non-monogamy for Medium.com. Claire is a queer, solo-polyamorous, femme dedicated to the discourse around polyamory; and in her day-job she is a humanitarian aid consultant specialising in researching market-aligned responses and evaluation of market-based programmes.
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To cite this discussion an MLA citation is below:
Mogilski, Justin; Sheff, Eli; TallBear, Kim. "Polyamory in Academia 2021" Poly Pages. Online, 14 Aug. 2021. Panel.
This event originally ran on the 14th August 2021. The original attendees can receive this product for free using the coupon code provided.