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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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