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The Intimacy Lectures- Paula England

In this lecture, Professor Paula England illuminates the intimate lives of American adolescents and young adults. The focus is on how those who grew up with well-educated, middle class parents have different experiences than those with more disadvantaged origins. Do class origins affect how early youths become sexually active, their number of sexual partners, whether they “hook up,” whether they have same-sex partners, when they cohabit and marry, how consistently they contracept, whether they have unplanned pregnancies, and whether their births occur after marriage? The results show that some things differ a lot by class, while other things differ hardly at all.

This event is free and open to all with a reception to follow. For additional information, please visit

We acknowledge the generous funding provided by the Page-Barbour Fund, the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, UVa Law School, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, the Departments of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies, and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Program. 

Earlier Event: February 13
GSASC Valentine's Day Party
Later Event: February 20
Meehan/Perkins Percussion Duo