Sex Kinsey Institute .January 13, 2021
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction (often shortened to The Kinsey Institute) was a nonprofit research institute at Indiana University from 1947 until November 30, 2016, when it merged with Indiana University “abolishing the 1947 independent incorporation absolutely and completely.” It was established in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1947.
The origins of the Kinsey Institute lie in the scientific research of Indiana University professor and entomologist turned sexuality researcher, Alfred Kinsey. The 1947 creation of the nonprofit institute, originally named the Institute for Sex Research (ISR), was supported by both Indiana University president Herman B Wells and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Gebhard’s directorship (1956–1982) :
Under Paul Gebhard’s leadership, the interview based research project continued, resulting in the publication of Pregnancy, Birth and Abortion and Sex Offenders: An Analysis of Types. Other significant publications included JoAnn Brook’s Sexual Nomenclature: A Thesaurus and Alan Bell and Martin Weinberg’s Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity Among Men and Women.
June Reinisch’s directorship (1982–1993) :
When June Machover Reinisch became the new director, the name of the institute changed to The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, in order to better reflect its expanded mission