THE SEXTECH LAB
AT THE NEW SCHOOL
in NEW YORK CITY
THE HOME FOR GENDER & SEXUALITY
An interdisciplinary psychology lab that works at the intersection of gender, sexuality, culture, technology, AI, ethics, social justice, and intimacy.
The SexTech Lab was founded in 2020 by Dr. Pani Farvid, who is the Founder and current Director.
Dr. Farvid is an Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology. She joined The New School in 2019 from Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, where she developed successful teaching and research programs, as well as wide-ranging media profile addressing social and psychological issues (e.g., see her TEDx talk on saying goodbye to binary gender).
Dr. Farvid works with interdisciplinary research teams, community organizations, and policy makers across the globe. She draws on mixed-methods, discursive methods, as well as new and emerging methodologies.
What We Do
The SexTech Lab is a social and applied psychology lab focused on promoting social justice and equality. Our research examines evolving social issues at the intersection of sexuality, gender, race/ethnicity, culture, technology, and intimacy. We examine various intersections of interpersonal, social, and structural inequalities, with a view to mobilizing empirically driven social and political change. Utilizing qualitative, quantitative, mixed, and participatory methods, our work sits across three areas:
Social justice: working to elevate the status of marginalized populations (e.g., LGBTQIA +, migrants, racial/ethnic minorities, incarcerated, sex workers).
Technology: evolving issues regarding technology, psychology, and mediated intimacies.
The psychology of gender and sexuality.