Carole Vance

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Carole S. Vance is an anthropologist, specializes in sexuality, human rights, health, gender, medical anthropology, cultures of science and biomedicine, and ethnographic methods.[1]

In 2005, Vance received the Kessler Award from the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. The award is given to an individual who has contributed significantly to LGBTQ Studies[2]


  • The physiology of orgasm and penile erection no more explain a culture's sexual schema than the auditory range of the human ear explains its music.
    • "Social Construction Theory and Sexuality", quoted in Maus, Fred Everett (2004). "Sexual and Musical Categories", The Pleasure of Modernist Music, p.158. ISBN 1580461433


  1. . Carol Vance (sic). Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), Columbia University. Retrieved on 2007-09-05.
  2. . CLAGS' Kessler Winners.