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November 7, 2017

The War on Sex

St. Francis College hosted a panel discussion November 7, 2017 featuring the co-editor and contributors to a new book that examines how law, surveillance, and social control are used to stigmatize sex and fight against marriage equality, reproductive rights and access to birth control.

(Watch The War on Sex)

Co-editor of The War on Sex, Trevor Hoppe (Assistant Professor of Sociology, University at Albany) was joined by contributors Judith Levine (author, Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex) and Mary Anne Case (Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law, University of Chicago) for the discussion on the criminalization of sex.

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Trevor Hoppe is the author of Punishing Disease (University of California Press) and co-editor of The War on Sex (Duke University Press). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Mary Anne Case is the Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. Before joining the University of Chicago Law School faculty, Case litigated for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York; and was Professor of Law at the University of Virginia.

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Judith Levine is a nonfiction author and memoirist, journalist, commentator, and speaker. Her areas of interest include sex, gender, and race, moral panic, and criminal justice. She is the author of four books, including Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex.

The lecture was organized by St. Francis College Professors Emily Horowitz and Athena Devlin as part of the Fall 2017 Senior Citizen Lecture Series: Perspectives on American Politics & Policies.