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Floating In Space w/MartianUFO👁🌬 Episode 60: Interview w/Dr. Elisabeth Sheff
Episode 6012th March 2021 • Floating in Space w/MartianUFO👁🌬 • Hardy Ufo
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Dr. Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff is a researcher, expert witness, coach, speaker, and educational consultant. With a PhD in Sociology (University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005) and certification as a Sexuality Educator from the AASECT (the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors, and Therapists, 2012), Dr. Sheff specializes in gender and sexual minority families, consensual non-monogamy, and kink/BDSM. Sheff is the foremost academic expert on polyamorous families with children, and her 20+ year Polyamorous Family Study is the only longitudinal study of poly families with children to date.

Currently lecturing at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, Sheff has also taught at the University of Colorado, University of Montana, Georgia State University, Oglethorpe, Emory, and the University of Zurich.

In collaboration with three colleagues, Dr. Eli developed The Bonding Project, a test people can take to explore their preferred bonding styles.

In addition to the more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters Dr. Eli has written, she has also published four books and is working on more. Sheff’s first book, The Polyamorist's Next Door (2014 hardback and ebook, 2015 paperback and audiobook), details the findings of the first 15 years of her research on polyamorous families with children. Her second book, Stories from the Polycule (2015), is an edited anthology of writings by polyamorous folks. When Someone You Love is Polyamorous (2016) is Sheff’s shortest book that guides family members and significant others who are trying to understand a polyamorous loved one. Children in Polyamorous Families (2020) is Dr. Eli’s newest book, a short summary of her findings on children to date.

Check Out Dr. Eli's Blog about polyamory on Psychology Today!

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