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Valentine’s Day Experts

February 5, 2014

The fol­low­ing is a list of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to experts who can com­ment on a vari­ety of issues relat­ed to Valentine’s Day.

His­to­ry of mar­riage
His­to­ry of mis­tress­es
Eliz­a­beth Abbott
Senior Research Asso­ciate
St.George Cam­pus
Office: 416–462-3521
Lan­guages: French

Fam­i­ly and mar­riage in the Arab region
Women and gen­der in the Arab region

Rania Salem
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
U of T Scar­bor­ough Cam­pus
Fac­ul­ty of Arts and Sci­ence
Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy
Office: 647–823-1142
Lan­guages: Ara­bic

Gay (homo­sex­u­al) marriage/unions from an Angli­can per­spec­tive
Issues of the Angli­can faith/church in Cana­da and the world

David Nee­lands
Dean of Divin­i­ty; Mar­garet E. Fleck Pro­fes­sor of Angli­can Stud­ies
St.George Cam­pus
Trin­i­ty Col­lege
Office: 416–978-7750
Home: 416–961-3466

Gay and les­bian legal issues, same sex cou­ples, same sex mar­riage
Legal reg­u­la­tion of adult rela­tion­ships
Sex­u­al­i­ty and the law, women and the law

Bren­da Coss­man
Pro­fes­sor, Soci­ol­o­gist of Sex­u­al­i­ty
St.George Cam­pus
Fac­ul­ty of Law

Sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion and the law
Sex­u­al­i­ty and crim­i­nal law
Mar­i­ana Valverde
Professor/Sociologist of Sex­u­al­i­ty
St.George Cam­pus
Woodsworth Col­lege
Cen­tre for Crim­i­nol­o­gy and Soci­ole­gal Stud­ies
Cen­tre for Sex­u­al Diver­si­ty Stud­ies
Office: 416–978-6438, ext. 229
Lan­guages: Span­ish

sex dif­fer­ences
hor­mones and sex­u­al­i­ties
Gillian Ein­stein
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
St.George Cam­pus
Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege
Dal­la Lana School of Pub­lic Health
Fac­ul­ty of Arts and Sci­ence
School of Grad­u­ate Stud­ies
Depart­ment of Psy­chol­o­gy
Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health Sci­ences
Cen­tre for Sex­u­al Diver­si­ty Stud­ies
Cen­tre for the Study of Pain
Insti­tute of Med­ical Sci­ence


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