Ruth Neustifter

Assistant Professor College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition Guelph, Ontario rneustif@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53975

Bio/Research

Dr. Ruth Neustifter is a Registered Family Therapist and Assistant Professor who teaches classeswithin the Couple & Family Therapy Program (CFT) as well as the larger Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition. Her courses cover topics that include couple & family relationships,trauma, pr...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Ruth Neustifter is a Registered Family Therapist and Assistant Professor who teaches classeswithin the Couple & Family Therapy Program (CFT) as well as the larger Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition. Her courses cover topics that include couple & family relationships,trauma, pre-practicum, and narrative practicum. Dr. Neustifter also offers regular guest lectures and workshops on various aspects of sex and intimacy on campus and internationally. The creation and nurturance of sex-positive community, outreach, and knowledge is at the heart of much of her work, and she recognizes an essential link between non-violence (relational and societal) and sex-positivity. Dr. Neustifter utilizes various qualitative methodologies to explore her areas of interest, which include issues of sexual well-being, sexuality and gender diversity, and survival of sexual and intimate partner violence. She draws particular inspiration from social constructionist ideas, sex-positive feminism, and the strengths-based perspective. Recent projects have focused on: survivors of intimate partner violence in new, non-violent relationships; providing sex-positive, pleasure-based education in shelters; working with sex workers to create new opportunities to share their experiences and knowledge in their own words; educating therapists on kinky and open relationships; experiences of queerness across adulthood; and assisting parents with raising children to become sexually healthy adults. Dr. Neustifter is active on social media and frequently uses digital opportunities for teaching, data collection, research dissemination, and outreach efforts. You can find her updated CV as well as information about her research, writing, presentations, and media interviews on her Academia.edu profile, located at: http://uoguelph.academia.edu/RuthNeustifter.

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Media Relations

Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

Kevin Gonsalves
kgonsalves@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56982