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Laina Y. Bay-Cheng

Professor of Social Work
University at Buffalo School of Social Work

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Sexual rights, agency and consent; girls’ and women’s sexuality; impact of social injustice on girls’ and women’s sexual lives; sexuality education

Portrait of Laina Y. Bay-Cheng, University at Buffalo women's sexuality and sexual rights expert.

Laina Y. Bay-Cheng can speak to the media about women’s sexuality, and women’s and young people’s sexual rights, including issues of consent, agency and sexuality education.

Bay-Cheng’s research focuses on the imprint of social injustice on young women's sexual lives, particularly misogyny, racism, economic injustice, and adultism.

She uses critical feminist theory and methods to shift attention away from individual-focused models of sexual risk and toward the systemic roots of girls' and women's sexual vulnerability.

CONTACT:

Laina Y. Bay-Cheng, PhD
Professor of Social Work

University at Buffalo School of Social Work

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