Dr. Donna Freitas at Harvard

Join the Harvard College Anscombe Society for a discussion with author, writer, lecturer and professor Dr. Donna Freitas about the current, national conversation about sexual assault on college campuses.Hookups have become the norm on campus, and while students will defend their right to individual hookups, living in the context of a culture of hooking up during college seems to make students (both men and women) unhappy. In this talk, Donna Freitas will discuss her research findings about sex, romance, dating, and hookup culture on campus, as well as her findings about how student interest in spirituality coincides with the growing dominance of hookup culture during the college and university experience. Donna discusses these findings in light of gender and sexual orientation, focusing especially on the surprising things she learned about men’s attitudes regarding hookup culture.The talk will occur on Tuesday, February 3rd, at 7PM in the Fong Auditorium in Boylston Hall. Food will be served.

Donna Freitas is the author of both fiction and nonfiction works. Over the years, she has written for national newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe. She received her Ph.D. in Religion from Catholic University, and she’s currently a non-resident research associate at the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame. Donna has been a professor at Boston University in the Department of Religion and also at Hofstra University in their Honors College.

This event is hosted by the Harvard College Anscombe Society with the support of the Love and Fidelity Network and the Leadership Institute.

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