Summer Institute on Sexuality

Announcing CREGS’ 13th Annual Summer Institute on Sexuality:

Sex Lives – Sexuality, Gender, and Pleasure Throughout the Lifespan

This year’s week-long program will include lectures by Cheryl Cohen Greene, Julianna Deardorff, Priya Kandaswamy, Deborah Brown,  and many more, with a special presentation by Sins Invalid. In addition to the regularly scheduled program, week-long participants will have access to a mentor in their field. For more information click here.


Participants in the Summer Institute are responsible for their own housing while in San Francisco. Here is some information about possible housing options


CREGS is not able to provide full scholarships. This year we have a limited number of partial scholarships for full week participants. Please contact the summer institute coordinator, Robin Darling at with questions.We encourage SI participants to seek funds from other sources. Click here for fundraising ideas.


Led by an interdisciplinary team of experts in the field of sexuality, the Summer Institute is an unique opportunity for  scholars, students and professionals to explore contemporary research and practice, develop networks in the field, and apply new knowledge in their work.

Past faculty members have included Jessica Fields, Lisa Diamond, Hector Carillo, Trevor Hoppe, Ilan Meyer, Heather Corinna, Bethany Stevens, John Santelli, and Jennifer Hirsch


The Summer Institute is graciously sponsored by various foundations and organizations through monetary and in-kind donations. We are always looking for new sponsors in any amount.

San Francisco – Places to Visit and Things to do!

Attending the Summer Institute in San Francisco gives participants a wonderful opportunity to extend their learning beyond the classroom. San Francisco is home to a wide array of cultural centers, distinct neighborhoods and fun places to explore! Visiting Alcatraz, Lombard Street, Dolores Park, Ocean Beach, Fisherman’s Warf, Sutros Bath House Ruins, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Castro are musts while in the city!

San Francisco is also a shopper’s and foodie’s paradise. Places to shop include Union Square, the Haight, the Mission, Castro and Chinatown. There’s also a wide choice of bars, restaurants and coffee shops throughout the city. Interesting foodie neighborhoods to explore include North Beach, Castro, the Mission and the Tenderloin. Also, the city boasts of some of the finest Wine bars – a must try!

Summer Institute History

Find out more information about past Summer Institutes. 


Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality