Sexuality Studies Association – Association d'études de la sexualité

Welcome to the SSA | Bienvenue a l'AÉS


Membership: January to December. Please renew your SSA|AÉS membership every January. Membership fees allow the SSA|AÉS to continue to grow and expand our support for scholarship in sexuality studies.

Membership in the SSA is required for those presenting at the annual conference.

To become a member of the SSA, please take these 2 steps:

Step 1 – Member Details:

Please follow this link to fill out your membership details on our Google Form.

Part 2 – Payment via Paypal or Interac e-Transfer:

Annual Membership Fees (Canadian dollars):

  • Individual: $100
  • Students/Postdocs/Contract/Low & Unwaged: $30
  • Students (Self-identified Black & Indigenous): $0
  • Sustaining: $250
  • Institutional: $500
    • Includes: 1 student membership, access for your graduate students to SSA’s student mentorship program, highlighting your institutional support on SSA’s website, and a half-page advertisement in our annual conference program.
  • Institutional: $1000
    • Includes: 3 student memberships, access for your graduate students to SSA’s student mentorship program, highlighting your institutional support on SSA’s website, and a full-page advertisement in our annual conference program.

You can pay your membership dues by either sending an interac e-transfer to sexualitystudiesassociation<at>gmail<dot>com or by clicking the “Donate” button below.

Reminder, our annual Congress attendance requires two additional fees:
(Congress registration fee + conference registration fee, both administered by Congress)
You MUST be a MEMBER of SSA to present at our annual conference, hosted by Congress.

The confirmation notice of your membership form, along with either your PayPal or bank transfer records constitute the official receipt for membership from SSA. We do not provide additional receipts by email, but can provide a hard copy receipt to members at our annual conference.

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Mentorship Program

SSA’s graduate student mentorship program pairs graduate students interested in having a faculty mentor outside their home institution whose research and creative interests align with their own. By facilitating personal and professional connections between generations of scholars, artists, and activists, the mentorship program plays an important role in forging inter-institutional connections and supporting research on sex, sexuality, and gender, including intersections with race, diaspora, Indigeneity, and colonialism. In particular, we envision the mentorship program as working to address professional and personal issues that our membership may encounter, such as the difficulties of working across fields and the challenges that academia can present for minority scholars. The mentorship program is open to any graduate student members or graduate students whose home institution has an institutional membership.