Previous Awardees of the John Money Fellowship
2010 - Bradley Lane
Indiana University student Bradley Lane was awarded the John Money Fellowship to develop his dissertation project, A Visual Politics of the Perverse: Sexual Predation and the ‘Perversion’ of American Visual Culture. Set to be the first dissertation offered in the field of Gender Studies in the nation, this project concerns the visual representation of sexual perversion in the twentieth-century United States, particularly through the figure of the sexual predator.
Combining interests in criminology, the law, psychoanalysis, feminist and queer theory, cultural studies, and the social and cultural history of various media, this fully interdisciplinary project considers the visual culture of perversion alongside the rise of the sexual predator as a figure of various ‘perverse’ incarnations in U.S. culture — including the old man, the homosexual, and the pedophile, for instance. Bradley's project will benefit from the ample resources which the Institute Library, Archives, and Art, Artifact and Photography collections hold regarding the scientific and social-scientific study of sexuality — particularly in its psychological and criminological forms.
As his contribution to the Institute’s resources for visiting scholars in his tenure as a John Money Fellow, Bradley produced a review essay of the Institute’s 1965 Sex Offender Study to serve as a ‘collection guide’ for other scholars, as well as an updated bibliography related to the Institute’s broader holdings on sex crime, sex offense, and sexual predation.
A selection of images from Sex Offenses: A Collection of Resources from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
2009 - Sarah Lindsley
Ms. Sarah Lindsley, graduate student in the Department of History at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, was selected as the inaugural recipient of the 2009 John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.
Ms. Sarah Lindsley’s project is titled Sexuality and the National Body: Men’s Magazines and Female Sexuality. Her research explores debates surrounding the depiction of female sexuality in print from the 1930s to 1970s and how these led to social and moral conflicts over the meaning of sexuality, female imaging, and mass culture.
She will be using the collection to identify and analyze the modes of imaging the female body in publications as an erotic object designed to appeal to men, and how the modes have shifted or remained constant.
Ms. Lindsley produced a bibliographical essay about the Kinsey Library collection of men’s magazines as part of her fellowship.
The photo-essay below highlights some of Ms. Lindsley's research findings. Click to view.
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