WE ARE

THE SEXTECH LAB

AT THE NEW SCHOOL  

NEW YORK CITY

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THE HOME FOR GENDER & SEXUALITY 

STUDIES

An interdisciplinary psychology lab that works at the intersection of gender, sexuality, culture, technology, AI, ethics, social justice, and intimacy.

Background

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.

What's new at the lab

Here you will find upcoming events, research and how we're creating change in the real world.

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The Team

Meet the lab members.

MEDIA ENGAGEMENT

Watch, listen and read about our work.

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