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Panelist: Pepper Schwartz, PhD
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Professor of Sociology
University of Washington
Author, “Prime:  Adventures and Advice About Sex, Love and the Sensual Years”

Dr. Pepper Schwartz is Elsa and Clarence Schrag Fellow and Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle Washington. She has her B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from Washington University in St, Louis (where she has been given a Distinguished Alumni Award) and a PhD from Yale University (where she served for many years on the Alumni Board). She is past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and a fellow of the International Academy of Sex Research.  She served as President of the Pacific Sociological Association and is currently President of the Board of the Centers for Sexuality which is housed at San Francisco State University. She is the author of 16 books and 50 academic articles and was given an award by the American Sociological Association for Public Understanding of Sociology.  Dr. Schwartz also writes AMD lectures for the lay public and gives information about sexuality and relationships on, (a women's health site ) and  This fall she will serve as sexuality expert for AARP and write columns for  Her latest book is Prime: Adventures and Advice about sex, love and the sensual years (HarperCollins, 2008) and her latest article is in Families as They Really Are ("Why are we so Afraid of Sex") published by Norton in 2010 in conjunction with the Contemporary Council on the Family.

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