Sexuality Studies Association – Association d'études de la sexualité

Welcome to the SSA | Bienvenue a l'AÉS


Membership: September to August. Please renew your SSA|AÉS membership every September. 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.

Step 2 – Payment:

Annual Membership Fees (Canadian dollars):

  • Individual: $50
  • Students/Postdocs/Contract/Low & Unwaged: $30
  • Sustaining: $250
  • Institutional: $500
    • Includes: 1 student membership, access for your graduate student to SSA’s student mentorship program, and advertising your institutional support on the landing page of SSA’s website.
  • Institutional: $1000
    • Includes: 3 student memberships, access for your three graduate students to SSA’s student mentorship program, and advertising your institutional support on the landing page of the SSA’s website.

You can pay your membership dues by either:

  1. Sending an interac e-transfer to sexualitystudiesassociation<at>gmail<dot>com
  2. Paying through Paypal:
  3. Sending a cheque made out to Sexuality Studies Association and mail to:

Sexuality Studies Association

c/o Andi Schwartz

3055 Floor Mulroney Hall

2333 Notre Dame Avenue

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

B2G 2W5


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.