Dr. Janet Shibley Hyde Selected for Her Research and Leadership in Sexual Science and Gender Studies

Online PR News – 09-March-2019 – Bloomington, Indiana – The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University is pleased to name Dr. Janet Shibley Hyde as the recipient of the inaugural Alfred C. Kinsey Distinguished Researcher Award, which honors renowned scientists and academics who shape our understanding of human sexuality through their sex research.

Dr. Hyde is an Evjue-Bascom Professor, the Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women's Studies, and Director of the Center for Research on Gender and Women at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is widely praised for her research on human sexuality, sex differences, gender development, gender and science, and feminist psychology. Dr. Hyde is also coauthor of two widely used textbooks: Understanding Human Sexuality and The Psychology of Women and Gender. Dr. William Yarber, Kinsey Institute Senior Scientist and chair of the award committee, explained the selection of Dr. Hyde: "Dr. Hyde's superb research has made profound contributions to the advancement of our understanding of gender and women's sexuality. The sex research community is most grateful for her superior research and commitment to advancing sex research and sexual health."

Dr. Alfred Kinsey's pioneering research changed the way human sexuality is perceived and led to a greater acceptance of diversity in sexual expression. The Alfred C. Kinsey Distinguished Researcher Award not only recognizes today's distinguished sex research but also represents validation, gratitude, and support of the individuals who have the vision, determination, courage, and commitment to conduct sex research. This award is made possible through a new endowed fund at the Kinsey Institute.

"I'm delighted that the Kinsey Institute will be honoring noted researcher Dr. Janet Hyde," said Rick Van Kooten, Vice Provost for Research at Indiana University, Bloomington. "We're very grateful to the generous donors who've made this award possible, allowing us to highlight the Kinsey Institute's legacy of innovative sex research, research that has been and will continue to be of vital cultural importance."

The award will be presented to Dr. Hyde at the inaugural Alfred C. Kinsey Distinguished Researcher Award Dinner and Lecture on April 8, 2019, in Bloomington, Indiana.


About the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University: For over 70 years, the Kinsey Institute has been the premier research institute on human sexuality and relationships and a trusted source for evidence-based information on critical issues in sexuality, gender, and reproduction. Our research program integrates scholarly fields from neuroscience and anthropology to psychology and gender studies.