FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov 4, 2021.
BLOOMINGTON, IN. --
Amy C. Moors, PhD has been named the recipient of the inaugural Kenneth R. Haslam, MD Relationship Diversity Research Award, which supports the work of Kinsey Institute and affiliated
researchers conducting research on non-monogamy, alternative
sexualities, and intersections of diverse relationships and
Moors is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Chapman University, a
Research Fellow at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, and the
co-chair of the American Psychological Association’s Division 44
Committee on Consensual Non-Monogamy. Her research examines diverse
expressions of sexuality, including how stigma affects well-being among
sexual minorities and people engaged in consensually non-monogamous
relationships. Moors has earned an international reputation for her work
on understanding the sociodemographic and psychological factors that
shape experiences of people engaged in consensual non-monogamy.
In announcing the award, Dr. Justin Garcia, Executive Director of the
Kinsey Institute said, “We recognize Dr. Moors’ outstanding research in
the area of relationship diversity, especially her innovative
contributions to a better understanding of psychological and social
factors associated with attitudes toward and experiences with consensual
non-monogamy. She is an extraordinary scientists and colleague, and I’m
delighted that she is the inaugural recipient of the Kinsey Institute’s
Kenneth R. Haslam MD Relationship Diversity Research Award.”
Moors has been recognized by the Society for the Scientific Study of
Sexuality as for her theoretical work on sexuality as well as her
mentorship to the next generation of sexuality focused researchers and
clinicians. She also received the Distinguished Professional
Contribution Award for her research and educational outreach on
consensual non-monogamy from the Society for the Psychology of Sexual
Orientation and Gender Diversity within the American Psychological
Association. Her research has also been featured in TIME, Scientific American,
and The Atlantic.
This award is made possible through a new endowed fund at the Kinsey
Institute established through the generosity of Dr. Kenneth Haslam, an
academic anesthesiologist, and long-time friend and supporter of the
Kinsey Institute. Dr. Haslam continues to work with Liana Zhou, Director
of the Kinsey Institute Library and Special Collections, to develop
the Kenneth R. Haslam, MD Polyamory Collection, an important polyamory collection and archive at the Kinsey Institute
which includes the work of Dr. Haslam and many other poly-activists,
with materials dating back to the 1970s.
"The leaders and staff at the Kinsey Institute have provided
wonderful encouragement and help in organizing, preserving, and
facilitating digitization of my collection, and in establishing this
fellowship for the study of consensual non-monogamy. I cannot thank
them enough for their generous efforts.” ~Kenneth R. Haslam, MD
The award will be presented to Dr. Moors during the Kinsey Institute
75th anniversary celebrations in Bloomington, Indiana, in April 2022.
About the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University: For 75 years, the Kinsey Institute (https://kinseyinstitute.org/) has been the premier research institute on human sexuality and
relationships and a trusted source for evidence-based information on
critical issues in sexuality, relationships, gender, and reproduction.
Our research program integrates scholarly fields from neuroscience and
anthropology to psychology and gender studies. The Kinsey Institute
Library and Special Collections encompass over 500,000 items spanning
2,000 years of human sexual behavior and are a destination research
collection for scholars and students. Kinsey Institute outreach includes
travelling art exhibits, public lectures, and a human sexuality
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