Summer Institute on Sexuality

The Summer Institute on Sexuality strives to provide a unique opportunity for scholars, students, and professionals to explore contemporary research and practice on sexuality and gender, to develop professional networks, and apply new knowledge and skills to their work. We hope to accomplish this by drawing lecturers, presenters, mentors, and participants from wide range of backgrounds, interests, and areas of expertise, to come together to create an amazing educational community for the duration of the institute and beyond.

This year’s program offers weekend, full week, and single session options open to undergraduates, graduates, and professionals who want to expand their knowledge and practice around sexuality and gender. This year the theme is “Intersectionality: Navigating Sex, Relationships, and Identities”. Participants will engage in a wide variety of lectures and presentations on various topics relating to the theme.

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

Costs and Scholarships

We strive to keep costs affordable. CREGS is able to provide a limited number of partial scholarships. We also encourage SI participants to seek funds from other sources.


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.

Summer Institute History

Find out more information about past Summer Institutes.

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!


Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality