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ALLELE: “Semen Chemistry” (Rebecca Burch)
December 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“Semen Chemistry: Implications, Innovations, and Controversy”
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:30 PM
Becky Burch‘s main research interests are the evolution of sexual behavior, sexual signaling, and domestic violence. However, recent academic pursuits have ventured into cultural differences and similarities in a variety of human behaviors, including sex, parenting, play, gender, and development.
Dr. Burch has publications on the topics of seminal composition and human physiology, psychology, and behavior, genital morphology (specifically penile morphology and its function), intimate partner violence (focusing on the role of sexual jealousy and prevention strategies), sexual signaling (verbal and nonverbal), and other research in sexual behavior.
These publications have garnered a considerable amount of interest from the media, including nonfiction books (Why is the Penis Shaped like That?, Bonk, The Dangerous Passion, and others), fictional novels (The Hitchhiker’s Child), and innumerable websites, blogs, new outlets, and magazines (salon.com, cracked.com, Psychology Today, Playboy,Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Men’s Health, to name a few).
She is an Associate Professor in the department of Human Development and the Conference and Programming Coordinator for the Hart Global Living and Learning Center at SUNY Oswego. She received her Ph.D. at SUNY Albany in Evolution and Human Behavior.