Resume

EDUCATION

M.A. in Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, 2006

  • CrISP Scholar, 2003-2005

Research and teaching areas include:

  • Feminist theories of health, sexuality, and reproduction
  • Visual, performance, and media culture
  • Intersectionality theory and practice: ethnicity, class, race, gender, sexuality, national origin, and disability
  • Youth culture and positive youth development
  • Feminist and critical pedagogy
  • The history of sexuality in the U.S. and Spanish-speaking Caribbean
  • Theories of nationalism, race, and decolonization
  • Social movements

Thesis: Mind Sex Anónimos: Testimonios by Latino Men from the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean. Advisor: Dr. A. Lynn Bolles (Women’s Studies, feminist anthropology, and Caribbean studies). Concentration in Bodies, Genders and Sexualities; Race & Racialization.

My thesis is a research and theoretical model to explore how heterosexual Latino men from the Spanish-speaking Caribbean learn about intimate sexual relationships through visual, media, and popular culture. It interrogates the gendered, sexualized, and racialized dynamics of Latina feminist thought and testimonios (oral narratives) by heterosexual Latino men. My project draws attention to the ways young men of color are influenced by media images and messages and the links between sexual health decision-making and partner selection.

M.A. in Human Sexuality Education, New York University, 2002

  • Dean’s Opportunity Scholar, 2000-2002

Research areas include:

  • Queer theory
  • Intra-racial violence and activism
  • Media literacy and media justice
  • US Latino communities

Emphasis in curriculum development, youth of Color, sexuality, contraceptive decision-making and media representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and gender queer people.

Thesis: “Why Don’t We See More of This?: NYC Youth Expectations of LGBT People in the Media.” Advisor: Dr. Ronald Moglia (Adolescent Human Sexuality)

This thesis explores how youth of Color living in New York City respond to images of LGBT people in the media. Focus group participants shared their reaction to and expectation of seeing LGBT people in corporate media that targeted them. I argue that fair and accurate representations of LGBT people are desired, welcomed, and normalized for youth living in New York City, and that the assumed homophobia and transphobia connected to specific communities and cultures may be inaccurate and alleviated through inclusive media portrayals.

 

B.A. in Women’s Health and Latino Communities, University of Maryland, 2000

  • Graduation Marshal, 2000
  • Academic Achievement Program Graduate, 1998

Coursework in gender and reproductive health of Latinos living in the United States with an emphasis on pregnancy prevention, access to contraception, teenage parenting, and substance abuse and use.

Individual Studies Thesis: “The Influence of Cultural Values on Latina Contraception and Birth Control Use.” Advisor: Dr. Phyllis A. Peres (Spanish & Portuguese).

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

My Teaching Portfolio is available upon request.

Instructor, Public Programs Sex Therapy Certificate Program, California Institute for Integral Studies. San Francisco, CA. 2019-Present

Sexual Attitudes Reassessment Facilitator 

  • This course is designed to offer all students exposure in the form of facilitated discussion, small group activities, self-reflection, and media consumption along a range of sexual practices and experiences. The focus of the course utilizes an intersectional, justice-centered, and anti-oppression framework, to facilitate and address unexamined axiological assumptions we all hold about romantic orientations, bodies, gender, sexual exploration, and attractions; and to consider and stay curious about them as a reflexive lifelong practice. This course is aligned to and is part of the AASECT sex educator and AASECT sex therapy certification and is considered one of the components of competency in core knowledge and experience in the field.

Instructor, Department of Education, Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY. 2015

Using Media in the Social Justice Classroom

  • This online workshop is for middle and high school teachers interested in embedding social justice and media literacy into their classrooms. Participants will learn how to engage students of all abilities and learning styles to build pieces of narrative from a clear point of view pertinent to social justice topics while meeting the highest benchmarks of the Common Core State Standards.

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Sociology, College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY. 2009-2017

  • Women, Art & Culture

This course is an introduction of the contributions women have made and continue to make to the “art world” through an intersectional examination of how women have shaped and used art as a form of resistance, activism, social change, community and education, and to give a voice and image to issues that affect women. The texts for this course may challenge students ideas of traditional texts as they include photography, sculpture, plays, poems, testimonials, paintings, cartoons, music, film, dance, quilting and graphic novels.

  • Introduction to Sociology

This course is an introduction to the field/discipline of sociology. The basic concepts and theoretical perspectives that sociologists use to study questions/issues that societies and individuals experience will be discussed. The overall goal of the course is to encourage critical thinking, increase social knowledge and communication skills. The texts for this course were selected so students can weigh evidence, see topics from multiple perspectives, and recognize and relationships.

  • Sociology of Human Sexuality

This course is an upper level course that provides an introduction to the field/discipline of sexuality and how it intersects with the field of sociology. Contemporary social issues, public health topics, sociological and public health theoretical perspectives are featured. The overall goal of the class is to encourage critical thinking, increase social knowledge, and communication skills. The texts for this course are interdisciplinary and will include a wide range of opinions and research findings. Texts were selected so students can weigh evidence, understand topics from various perspectives, and interact with texts, both traditional and non-traditional to recognize patterns and relationships. Some course content may be of a sensitive nature.

  • Women of Color: Radical Thought and Social Transformation

This course is designed to strengthen the ability to critically and analytically think about gender, ethnicity, race, class, power, inequality, language, research, and theory. A discussion of Western and some international feminist, radical theories and thought by women of Color from the 1960s to the present will be presented. We will discuss how womyn of Color have pushed and moved the field of Sociology forward and challenged the various forms of discrimination and oppression that have existed to erase and silence their perspectives. Texts are selected to offer students an understanding of the historical legacies and current discussions around these topics and themes. The course will include lecture, group discussion, films, and guest speakers.

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Sociology, St, Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY. 2012

  • Latino Culture & Community

This course provides an examination of the social development and functioning of the Latinx communities in the US. Pertinent sociological themes for discussion include immigration, religion, politics, cultural development, media, gender, education, and the family. Special emphasis will be given to the Latinx communities of the New York area.

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY. 2009

  • Human Sexuality

This course is an introduction to the field/discipline of sexuality. We will discuss basic concepts and theoretical perspectives that are used to study questions/issues that societies and individuals experience. The overall goal of the class is to encourage critical thinking, increase social knowledge, and communication skills. The texts for this course were selected so you can weigh evidence, see topics from multiple perspectives, and recognize patterns and relationships. Please be advised some course content may be of a sensitive or mature nature.

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Sociology, The City College of New York, New York, NY. 2008.

  • Introduction to Sociology

This course is an introduction to the field/discipline of sociology. The basic concepts and theoretical perspectives that sociologists use to study questions/issues that societies and individuals experience will be discussed. The overall goal of the course is to encourage critical thinking, increase social knowledge and communication skills. The texts for this course were selected so students can weigh evidence, see topics from multiple perspectives, and recognize patterns and relationships.

Instructor, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. 2004-2006.

  • Women, Art & Culture

This course is an introduction of the contributions women have made and continue to make to the “art world” through an intersectional examination of how women have shaped and used art as a form of resistance, activism, social change, community and education, and to give a voice and image to issues that affect women. The texts for this course may challenge students ideas of traditional texts as they include photography, sculpture, plays, poems, testimonials, paintings, cartoons, music, film, dance, quilting and graphic novels.

  • Sexualidad: The Intersections of Latina Sexualities and Feminisms

This is an upper level course that provides a critical examination into the interdisciplinary and intersectional ways Latina sexualities are represented and presented in popular culture and feminism; to understand how these presentations have been and are utilized to create and implement stereotypes of Latinas and their sexuality; and to identify ways to challenge and rectify an inclusive and accurate representation of the continuum of Latina sexuality. The texts for this course are based in Latina Feminist Thought and Chicana Feminisms with a focus on Queer theory and critical media studies.

Instructor, Words of Engagement: An Intergroup Dialogue Program, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

2003.

  • Intergroup Dialogue: Latinos y Latinas

This class explores various social identity tensions through discussions of race, gender, class, ethnicity, generation and intra-Latino dialogue. The texts for this course focus on current events and are selected from local and national media outlets. Poems by Latinos, and videos discussing migration, immigration, assimilation and survival will be presented.

 

ADDITIONAL TEACHING EMPLOYMENT

Foundress, ANTE UP! Professional Development, 2017 – Present. Created and established curricula and certification requirements for a virtual freedom school and professional development organization focus on justice workers. Courses taught in 2018 Intersectionality; Accountability Processes; and Abortion in the US. The people of color centered sexual attitudes reassessment (POCc SAR) was created and offered in 2018 in collaboration with the Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians (ABSC), Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment (ISEE), and the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Foundation. CEUs from 10 to 18 were offered. A total of 65 people have participated in the SAR as of September 2019.

Lead Educator, Netflix March 2020 – Present. Manage a team of two curriculum writers, one editor, one graphic designer, one consultant, and two Spanish language translators to create lesson plans for ages 12 and up for the Netflix film Crip Camp. These lesson plans are aligned with the Common Core State Standard in English Language Arts, incorporates an intersectional framework, and is guided by a disability justice approach. Virtual sessions for educators and parents will be offered and a Parent’s Guide for talking about the film will also be created. All materials will be located on the Crip Camp film website www.CripCamp.com.

ISEE Instructor (Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment), 2015-Present. Taught Demystifying LatiNegra Sexualities; Human Sexuality and Culture; and Introduction to BDSM; and Sexual Attitudes Reassessment (SAR) for students in person and via online learning platforms. Create webinars on pregnancy, sexual orientation, and culture.

Health Educator & Curriculum Writer, Love Heals’ Speakers Bureau, New York, NY. 2008-2017. Provided HIV and AIDS education and prevention to local and national schools and organizations. Wrote Parent Education sessions to support parents in discussing sexuality topics with their children.

Facilitator, Love Heals’ LEAP for Girls, The Young Women’s Leadership School, New York, NY. 2008. Responsibilities included implementing an after school reproductive health education program for young women of Color, and assisting participants in developing a youth driven service learning project with participants.

Writing Instructor, Pennsylvania Migrant Education Summer Program, University Park, PA. 2003-2005. Developed English writing curriculum for migrant college-bound students. Assisted migrant students in completing a personal statement for college applications.

Instructor, Maya Angelou Public Charter School, Washington, DC. 2002-2006. Developed curriculum for human sexuality course for grades 10-12 and supervised teaching assistants. Presented on sexuality topics youth of Color encounter in the juvenile justice system.

 

ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

Master Trainer, National Association of Social Workers & Lambda Legal LGBTQ Out-of-Home Youth Project. New York, NY. 2009. This program focuses on working with providers and social workers to increase their ability to work effectively with LGBTQ youth in the child welfare, juvenile justice, and homeless service systems. A total of 40 Master Trainers will train at least 40 providers by 2010.

Curriculum & Training Associate, Chica Luna Productions, Inc., New York, NY. 2008-2009. Responsibilities included creating curricula for the Media Justice Toolkit focusing on media advocacy for women of Color, developing training modules, curricula, discussion guides, and media report cards for selected films; and organizing media literacy workshops with community-based organizations.

Health Educator & Literacy Project Coordinator, Harlem Children’s Health Project, New York, NY. 2006-2007. Responsibilities included creating and implementing curricula, workshops, and presentations on health and safety. Counseled, advised, and provided clinical services to students regarding various health topics. Supervised intern. Managed $20,000 budget and the selection, acquisition, marketing, and distribution of texts. Generated reports. Served as member of the interdisciplinary treatment team including physicians, psychologists, and ancillary staff.

Scholar, Program for Health & Higher Education, Association of American Colleges & Universities, Washington, DC. 2005-2006. Represented students on national Advisory Board for HIV prevention/education curriculum development. Developed, implemented, and evaluated conference activities for student and faculty participants attending 2005 National HIV Prevention Conference. Co-authored Executive Summary of AACU 2005 National HIV Prevention Conference. Planned and directed symposium for student activists at Civic Engagement Imperative Conference. Edited and designed teaching exercises for documentary and website www.HIVCampusEducation.org

Scholar, Consortium on Race, Gender & Ethnicity, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. 2003-2005. Supported the Consortium through webpage development, identifying research opportunities, securing guest speakers, and coordinating Research Interest Group on health and well-being of women and children. Coordinated and presented on topics in health and sexuality affecting women and people of color. Assisted with planning of 2004 Tools for Social Justice Conference and managed budget of $50,000.

Sexual Health Educator, School of the Future, New York, NY. 2000-2002. Designed, coordinated, and implemented after school girls group for grades 6-9. Provided and counseled high school students regarding sexuality issues and concerns. Created sexual health curriculum for Physical Education teachers and interns. Mediated discussions with students affected by violence and/or harassment.

Assistant Site Director, Raising Hispanic Academic Achievement, Silver Spring, MD. 1994-1998. Managed, coordinated, and supervised Saturday School for Latino youth. Designed and coordinated education field trips and guest speakers. Recruited team members, volunteers, tutors and mentors.

NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Consultant & Advisor, Disability Justice Culture Club, East Oakland, CA, 2020. Supported the Disability Justice Culture Club (DJCC) in establishing goals, roles, fundraising strategies, and meeting format for DJCC members. This work was cross-disability organizing which required multiple ways of learning, listening, communicating, and establishing accountability guidelines and boundaries for members.

Mirror Memoirs Speaker’s Bureau Trainer, Oakland, CA, 2019. Worked with one consultant and Executive Director of Mirror Memoirs to create and implement the inaugural training for facilitators who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse and offering outreach and education. This was a three-day training which also included work with the Board of Directors. Mirror Memoirs focuses on childhood sexual abuse experienced by trans and queer BIPOC in the US.

Curriculum Creator/Consultant, Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands 2018. Created, updated, and edited 32 lesson plans for the Peer Education Institute for the Planned Parenthood Teen Council curriculum.

Reproductive Justice Consultant, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Queens, NY. 2017. Created the Reproductive Justice Discussion Guide to accompany the DOHMH video on reproductive justice. Worked with community engagement group members for guidance. Developed activities and speaking points for facilitators. Created a distribution plan and list. Evaluated pilot sessions of activities and provided training on use.

Director of Education and Regional Programs. Scenarios USA. Brooklyn, NY. 2014-2016. Created REAL DEAL curricula centering student-written Hollywood directed films, support staff in Chicago and Cleveland regions, created lesson plans for individual DVDs, trained educators on implementing curricula in their classrooms, evaluated programs, and managed budget. Wrote What’s the REAL DEAL about Love and Solidarity? August 2015.

Writer & Alchemist. Center for Solutions to Online Violence. 2016-Present. Participate in online violence symposium focusing on women of color online who have experienced violence. Draft educational resources for discussing online violence and create Power & Control Wheel and Respect Wheel for online interactions.

LatiNegrxs Project Co-founder. New York, NY. 2010-Present. This is a grassroots virtual collective project that seeks to include LatiNegrxs, AfrxLatinxs, Blatinxs, Afrx-Caribeñxs, et. al. in conversations about Blackness, Latinidad, gender, and increase our representations. Visit the LatiNegrxs Project Page http://lati-negros.tumblr.com/

Sexual Health Columnist (currently Rewire). New York, NY 2010-2012. This is a national and international virtual space providing discussion, analysis, commentary, and education on various topics in reproductive and sexual health. The column focuses on reproductive justice, health, and access to services by under-represented groups in the US. https://rewire.news/author/bianca-i-laureano/

Director of Adult Education. Planned Parenthood NYC. New York, NY. 2013-2013 Managed two programs: Adult Role Models (ARM) and Promotores de Salud, oversaw $200,000 budget, supervised staff of over 30 peer educators and promotores, provided training through the Training Institute.

Jiggly Boo Dance Crew Member. New York, NY. 2010-Present. This is a collective of women-identified people of size and Color who are dancers committed to challenging ideas of what a dancing body represents. Weekly discussions, readings, journaling, and dancing occurs with a final community event each year.

Founding Member, WOCSHN (Women of Color Sexual Health Network) New York, NY. 2009-2017. Establish bylaws and Board. Collaborate with national organizations to provide support, employment, and accessibility to members. Secure sponsorship, update and mange website, create and provide virtual and in-person trainings and workshops on racial, sexual, and reproductive justice. Create Curriculum Lab and publish curricula Communication MixTape: Speak On It Vol 1.

Columnist, Amplify Your Voice: Media Justice, Advocates For Youth. New York, NY. 2009-2012. This is a weekly column dedicated to pointing out the bias in popular culture, news, movies, and television and finding solutions for fair and accurate representations. The basis of this column is in media literacy and becoming conscious viewers of the media we consume to then transform it through media justice. http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org/u/Media_Justice

Music & Film Editor, Vivir Latino. New York, NY 2009-Present. A daily publication, featuring news, analysis and opinions about Latino politics and culture created for the diverse and influential Latino and Latina community in the U.S by Latinas. http://vivirlatino.com/

Columnist, Love Is Not Enough (formerly Anti-Racist Parent). New York, NY. 2009-2011. This website is dedicated to providing parents committed to raising their children with an anti-racist outlook. My column’s and commentary address race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality.

Abortion Doula, The Doula Project. New York, NY. 2009-2011. Provide emotional support, pain management, relaxation, and information to clients as needed throughout their termination and cleansing. Provide such support as a component of the recovery and follow-up period for each client.

Facilitator, Anti-Gang Youth Violence Initiative, Family Justice, New York, NY. 2007. This project required organizing, implementing and facilitating focus group sessions with youth and family members to discuss and highlight strengths of the community and plan how to reach youth who are at-risk or involved with street organizations. Composed and wrote report for replicating program at national level and executive summary.

Director of Sexual Health, Education & Training, Tamika & Friends, Inc., Silver Spring, MD. 2004-2006. Developed, trained, and evaluated peer education curriculum for staff and volunteers. Counseled and advised women of color regarding HPV awareness and prevention. Assisted in fundraising efforts, identified donors, wrote grant proposals, marketed events, and created presentations. Facilitated strategic planning sessions, established bylaws and protocol, and clarified program vision.

Facilitator, National Girls Initiative, Child Welfare League of America, Washington, DC. 2004. Coordinated, marketed, implemented, facilitated and evaluated National Girls Symposium. Raised funds and created gift bags for participants.

Organizer & Event Planner, Visions in Feminism (ViF), Washington, DC, 2004-2005. Planned, coordinated and facilitated meetings and reviewed presentation submissions for ViF annual conferences. Coordinated fundraising and marketing events and 2005 ViF art gallery. Secured volunteers, keynote speakers and conference security.

Program Manager, Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy Prevention & Parenting, Child Welfare League of America, Washington, DC. 2002-2003. Responsibilities included providing technical assistance to member agencies through capacity building and training on various topics, disseminating information about the latest developments in adolescent health, supervising and evaluating intern and advocating for comprehensive sexuality education in the United States. Managed annual budget of $200,000-300,000 and provided bi-annual reports for Board of Directors and updated CWLA Standards of Excellence to ensure the sexual health needs of adolescents were addressed.

Bilingual Hotline Counselor, National Abortion Federation, Washington, DC. 2000-2003. Trained and supervised counselors during extended hotline hours. Referred, counseled and raised funds for women in need of medical services. Researched and contacted international pro-choice organizations.

Development Intern, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, New York, NY. 2001-2002. Assisted in production of 13th Annual GLAAD Media Awards show in NYC. Archived GLAAD Media Awards show advertisements, contracts and attendees from 1997-2001. Secured funds through individual and corporate sponsorship and through online auction.

Assistant Coordinator of Sexual Health Programs, University Health Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. 1998-2000. Supervised, trained and evaluated peer educators and pregnancy counselors. Marketed risk reduction and sexuality materials through the Women’s Health Center. Counseled women individually and in groups on birth control options and reproductive health procedures. Presented at annual HIV/AIDS UMCP conferences and during special events.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Laureano, B.I. (2019). WTF SAR?!: Elevating and Expanding the Sexual Attitudes Reassessment, In J. Wadley (Eds). Handbook of Sexuality Leadership.

Laureano, B.I. (2019). Forward. In L. Speidel and M. Jone (Eds). The Edge of Sex: Navigating a Sexually Confusing Culture from The Margins. Routledge.

Laureano, B.I., Turman, Aiesha, and Kallen, K. (2019). The Veracity of Coming Out.  In T. Clark, T. Gilbert, and K. Rayne, (Eds). Orientation: Teaching about Identity, Attraction, and Behavior. Center for Sex Ed, NJ.

Laureano, B.I., and Kallen, K. (2019). What’s the REAL DEAL about Sexual Orientation?.  In T. Clark, T. Gilbert, and K. Rayne, (Eds). Orientation: Teaching about Identity, Attraction, and Behavior. Center for Sex Ed, NJ.

Laureano, B.I. (2019). How Do We Hold Each Other Accountable When We Mess Up? Retrieved from https://medium.com/@bianca.i.laureano/how-do-we-hold-each-other-accountable-when-we-mess-up-a75d4d036c11

Laureano, B. I., & Flowers, S. C. (2018). Writing Ourselves Into Existence: Healing Through Collaborative Curriculum Development. Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, 7 (2). Retrieved from https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/jctp/vol7/iss2

Laureano, B.I. (2018). Forward In S. R. Taylor, Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls. Rockridge Press.
Sexual & Reproductive Justice Discussion Guide. (2018). Available early 2018 at: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/ms/srj-video-discussion.pdf

Communication MixTape: Speak On It Vol 1. (2017). Available at www.BiancaLaureano.com/curriculum

Power & Control Wheel. Respect Wheel. (2016). Center for Solutions to Online Violence. Available at: http://femtechnet.org/csov/educator/

What’s the REAL DEAL about Love and Solidarity (2015) Curriculum. http://bit.ly/LoveSolidarity

Give Students Creative Control Over Information (2015). New York Times. Available at:

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/04/28/whats-the-best-way-to-teach-sex-ed-today/give-minority-students-creative-control-over-the-information

Media Justice Column on Amplify Your Voice (2009-2012). Available at

http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org/u/media_justice

RH Reality Check Column (2010-Present). Available at

https://rewire.news/author/bianca-i-laureano/ http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/biancalaureano

Scars: The Wounds of Warriors & Survivors. (2009). Available at

http://latinosexuality.tumblr.com/post/16346526254/scars-the-wounds-of-warriors-survivors

Lions for Lambs y Latinos. (2008). Available online at

http://www.nochelatina.com/film/archives/pelicula_spotlight_lions_for_lambsy_latinos.aspx

The Personal is Still Political: HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention. (2005). Diversity Digest 9(1). Available online at http://www.diversityweb.org/Digest/vol9no1/laureano.cfm

Sí, Podemos! Yes, We Can! Helping Latino Teens Prevent Pregnancy. CWLA Press (2003). Bianca Laureano.

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MEDIA

#CripCampFilm: Sexuality and Disability, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, May 2, 2020

Amaze How To Be An Askable Parent: Gender April 2020. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=239574603858322

Ante Up! With Bianca Laureano Part I & II, Gender Stories, February 29, 2020. http://genderstories.buzzsprout.com/156032/2875288-ante-up-a-conversation-with-bianca-laureano-part-1

http://genderstories.buzzsprout.com/156032/2875429-ante-up-a-conversation-with-bianca-laureano-part-2

Social Justice Education, Smart Sex, Smart Love Podcast, February 2020. https://smartsexsmartlove.com/2020/02/03/bianca-laureano-on-social-justice-education/?fbclid=IwAR3317_atbGHycTud9ZVw80Hn3G5Ygk1FP0TurTV2pEcksEmFW9JWHausPM

Complex Magazine NTRSCTN Facebook Live Let’s Talk About Sex March 31, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/complex/videos/vb.8719774366/10154208887079367/?type=2&theater

Co-director, Social Media Manager, and Developer of BLACK PERVERT Documentary www.BlackPervert.com

Fusion’s HOT LINE episode on Sexuality Education May 25, 2016

Explore More Summit 2016 http://www.exploremoresummit.com/

Sex Is Medicine with Devi Ward http://www.digitalpodcast.com/items/29116398

Women Crush(ing The Patriarchy) Wednesday, Latina Magazine, November 2015

http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/our-issues/wcw-bianca-laureano

#ThxBirthControl Latina Magazine, November 2015

http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/our-issues/latinas-thankful-birth-control

Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Surviving Sex Ed Today, July 2015

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/06/01/406988245/beyond-the-birds-and-the-bees-surviving-sex-ed-today

How To Use Dental Dams and Other LGBT Sex Questions, Huffington Post Live, June 2015

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/555e4fdf2b8c2a19d8000165

Challenging Mainstream Ideas of Sexuality with Tristan Taorimino, May 2015

http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/85822/bianca-laureano-on-challenging-mainstream-ideas-of-sexuality

The Hierarchy Is Crap: Trials and Tribulations of the Sex Writer, April 2015

http://4umag.com/2015/03/16/sex-writers/

Why We Need More Non-White Sex Ed Teachers Cosmopolitian.com, April 2015 http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a38831/why-we-need-more-non-white-sex-ed-teachers/

Cervivor TV: Loving Yourself & Your Body February 2015 https://youtu.be/jIkGaAk8kzA

‘Pelo Malo’ Is a Rare Look at Latin America Race Relations

http://www.npr.org/2014/12/10/369645207/pelo-malo-is-a-rare-look-into-latin-american-race-relations

Wombanist Views discussing BLACK PERVERT, December 2014 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wombanistviews/2014/12/23/wombanist-views-black-pervert-feature

Black, Latino, and Proud, NPR February 2014

http://www.npr.org/sections/altlatino/2014/02/03/271101301/black-latino-and-proud-black-history-month-with-alt-latino

Hip Hop Is For Lovers “Sex Positivity” March 2013

http://www.hiphopisforlovers.com/the-latest-hh4l-sex-positivity-with-latinosexuality/

On Being An Abortion Doula Spring 2012 http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org/1in3/videos

Vanessa Oden Show “Black Latin@s/LatiNegr@s” February 2012 http://www.TheVanessaOdenShow.com

HomeGirlTV launched March 2011 http://www.HomeGirl.TV

Independent Sources “The Black/Brown Divide” (March 3, 2010). Available at http://bit.ly/aIzzWR

Radio Capicu! “Let’s Talk About Sex…and love…and lust” (March 24, 2009) available at http://bit.ly/b50bqN

Powerful Latinas. February11, 2009 available at http://www.powerfullatinas.com/bianca-laureano-2

Producer. “Nothing Left But The Smell: A Republican On Welfare,” performed by Erika Lopez. University of Maryland, College Park. Fall 2004.

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AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Activism and Education:

Honorary Doctorate presented by the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS) expected May 2020

Humanitarian Award presented by AASECT, June 2018 for WOCSHN

Catalyst Award presented by CatalystCon West, September 2015 for WOCSHN

Social Justice Award presented by the Academy of Adolescent Health, March 2015 for WOCSHN

Mujeres Destacadas Award presented by El Diario/La Prensa, 2010

Dedication & Service Award presented by Tamika & Friends, Inc., 2006

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Research and Scholarship:

Consortium of Race, Gender & Ethnicity CrISP Fellowship, University of Maryland, 2003-2005

Dean’s Opportunity Scholarship, New York University, 2000-2002

Equity & Diversity Travel Award, University of Maryland, 2000

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For Conference Presentations:

Department of Women’s Studies Travel Grant, University of Maryland, 2006

Equity & Diversity Travel Award, University of Maryland, 2005

Recruitment, Retention & Diversity Travel Award, University of Maryland, 2005

Department of Women’s Studies Travel Grant, University of Maryland, 2005

Department of Women’s Studies Travel Grant, University of Maryland, 2004

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For Curriculum Programming:

Designated Student Travel Grant from the College of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland to partially support the travel of all students enrolled in Sexualidad: Intersection of Latina Sexualities and Feminisms to New York City and admission to the Museum of Sex, held January 2006.

Designated Special Event Planning Funds from the Provost of Equity & Diversity, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, Feminist Activists of Maryland, Feminist Studies and Pride Alliance too support “Nothing Left But The Smell: A Republican on Welfare,” a performance by Erika Lopez held March 2005 at the University of Maryland.

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SPEAKING INVITATIONS

Espresso Yourself: Navigating Intimacy and Relationships, Columbia University and Barnard College, April 16, 2020

I F^#*ed Up! Here’s What I Learned and How I Apologized, Disability Justice Culture Club Brunch Series, April 12, 2020

After We F$%& Up: Apologies, Accountability, and Community Collaboration. The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Meeting Social Justice Plenary November 7 – 10, Denver, CO

On Intersectionality, Belonging At Work Summit October 7-11, 2019  Virtual Summit

This is My Calling: Feminist Ethnographies, Vanderbilt School of Divinity, Memphis, TN, November 2018

Mourning in Puerto Rican: Grief, Hurricane Preparedness, and Solidarity, Facing Race, Detroit, MI, November 2018

Bound/Unbound: Contemporary Black Marriage in Research, Policy, and Practice Symposium, Johns Hopkins University, March 2018

Audre Lorde Week, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, February 2018

WOCSHN & Association of Black Sexologists & Clinicians Curriculum Lab, ABSC National Conference, Chicago, IL, January 2018

Ethics In Working With Communities of Color, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Atlanta, GA, October 2017

Let’s Get Published! Curriculum Lab Pre-Con, SisterSong Let’s Talk About Sex, New Orleans, LA October 2017

Queering Sexuality, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, September 2017

Erotic Power While Grieving, PolyDallas Millennium Dallas, TX July 2017

Consent Workshop for NYC Department of Education Health Education Teachers, New York, NY, April 2017

Audre Lorde Month speaker, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA February 2017

Sexuality Conversations with QTPOC Students (Closed to POC), Tulane University, New Orleans, LA February 2017

Intersectionality & Epigenetics, Colorado Springs College, Colorado Springs, CO December 2016

A Lesson Plan on Consent, Facing Race, Atlanta, GA November 2016

A Brief History of People of Color in the Sexuality Field in the US, Love Heals Professional Development, New York, NY, March/April 2016

Using Media in the Social Justice Classroom: Centering Black Trans Youth, National Sex Ed Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, December 2015

Gender Neutral Language & Terminology, Love Heals Professional Development, New York, NY, October 2015

Findings from The LatiNegrx Sex Survey, Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians (ABSC), Philadelphia, PA, October 2015

Challenging White Supremacy in the US Sexuality Field, ABSC, Philadelphia, PA, October 2015

Surviving Misogynoir in the US Sexuality Field, ABSC, Philadelphia, PA, October 2015

The Veracity of Queer Black Femmes, Healthy Teen Network, Baltimore, MD, October 2015

Centering Black Trans Youth, LGBTeach Forum, Old Westbury, NY October 2015

Sexuality and Media Guest Presenter, Widener University, Chester, PA, October 2015

Using Youth Created Media in the Social Justice Classroom, Left Forum, New York, NY, May 2015

Surviving Multiple Oppressions, LGBTQ Scholars of Color Symposium, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY April 2017

Advancing Racial Justice in the US Sexuality Community, CatalystCon East, Alexandria, VA, March 2015

The Master’s Tools: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of a WMST PhD, National Women’s Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2014.

“Beyond Wrapping It Up: Demystifying Birth Control and Contraception” Empire State College, Brooklyn, NY Black Girl Project Sisterhood Summit, November 2012.

“The F-Word: Perspectives In Contemporary Feminisms” Green Festival, New York, NY April 2012.

“Hip Hop, Culture & Sexuality,” and “Ready To Meet The Parents: Intercultural Dating & Relationships” Rutgers University Sex, Love & Dating Conference New Brunswick, NJ March 2012

“Litanies of Survival: From the Ivory Tower and Beyond” Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, People of Color Caucuas, George Mason University, VA, March 2012

“Sexy & I Know It? Sexuality & Popular Culture” SUNY Orange, Middletown, NY, March 2012

“Youth of Color & Sexuality” Empire State College, Brooklyn, NY Black Girl Project Sisterhood Summit, November 2011

“Latina In(visibilities): Challenging the Latina Imaginary” University of Maryland, Semana de la Latina, College Park, MD March 2011

“Negotiating Multiple Identities, Sexuality & Sexual Politics” and “Intercultural Dating & Relationships” Rutgers University Sex, Love & Dating Conference New Brunswick, NJ February 2011

“Latina Feminist Thought & Popular Culture” Women’s Center Ramapo College, Ramapo, NJ November 2010

“Sex, Milk & Cookies” Trinity College Black Women’s Organization, Trinity College, Hartford, CT October 2010

“Respect The Unexpected” Family Planning Advocates of New York State’s Get The Facts Youth Leadership Conference, Albany, NY March 2010

“Radical Uses Of Media For Activism,” Civil Liberties & Public Policies Program, From Abortion Rights To Social Justice: Building The Movement For Reproductive Freedom. Amherst, MA April, 2010

“Shawty Got Skills: Representing Ourselves,” Advocates for Youth: Urban Retreat, Washington, DC, September 2009

”The Culture Wars and Sexuality,” Left Forum, New York, NY, April 2009

“Feminism and Sexuality: A Conversation About Pornography, Sexuality & Prostitution,” Honors Humanities Gender Caucus, University of Maryland, February 2007

“Using Identity As A Tool for Agency and Leadership,” Association of American Colleges & Universities:Diversity and Learning Student Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, October 2006

Commencement Speaker, Individual Studies Program Graduation, University of Maryland, May 2006

“Cultural Needs of the Latino Community,” David A. Nagey Perinatal Partnership Conference, University of Maryland, University College, September 2004

“How We Do: Identity, Sexuality, and Bodies of Difference,” 4th Annual Visions in Feminism Conference, University of Maryland, May 2004

“Latino Teen Pregnancy Prevention Training,” Interagency Committees on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention & Parenting, Governor’s Commission on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Maryland, September 2003

“Working With Latino Youth,” School Health Interdisciplinary Program Statewide Conference for School Professionals, Ellicott City, MD, July 2003

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RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

“Offering Pro-Choice Resources: Why, How, When?” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Oakland, CA, November 2019.

“I F&%#ed Up! This is What I Learned & How I Apologized” Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference, Amherst, MA, April 2018.

“I F&%#ed Up! This is What I Learned & How I Apologized” American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Las Vegas, NV, June 2017.

“Using Colorism to Our Advantage” American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 2016.

“Surviving Misogynoir” Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians, Philadelphia, PA, February 2015.

“Results from The LatiNegrxs Sex Survey” Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH, February 2015.

“Sexuality & Culture: Including LatiNegr@s & Intercultural Dialogue” American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Miami, FL, June 2013.

“Can We Talk?: How To Engage People of Color (POC) In the Field of Sexology” American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Miami, FL, June 2013.

“They Schools Ain’t Teaching Us” National Association of Ethnic Studies, New Orleans, LA, April 2012.

“Sexuality Curriculum Development: Incorporating Dimensions of Difference,” Lois & Clark College: Gender Symposium: Border Crossings, Identities, Communities, Experiences, Portland, OR, March 2008.

“The Jock Straps Behind the Fat Beats and Bra Straps: Men of Color Write Feminist Hip-Hop Lyrics” and “Feminist Critical Theories on Racism,” National Women’s Studies Association, Oakland, CA, June 2006.

“Doing It, and Doing It, and Doing It…Well? Does Sexuality Education Do Race?” Afro-Latin@ CUNY Conference, New York, NY, March 2006.

“Transgressive Teaching Practices: Approaches to Anti-Racist Feminist Pedagogy,” National Women’s Studies Association, Orlando, FL, July 2005.

“When You Call Me Spanish, All My Purity Seems To Vanish,” National Women’s Studies Association, Milwaukee, WI, June 2004.

“Marriage, Poverty & Public Policy,” and “Latino Teen Pregnancy Prevention” Child Welfare League of America’s Annual National Conference, Washington, DC, March 2003.

“Adolescent Sexuality Field Studies: Latino Teen Pregnancy Prevention,” World Congress of Sexology, Havana, Cuba, March 2003.

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ACADEMIC SERVICE WORK

Sexual Health Advocate, New York University, Student Health Center, New York, NY, 2001-2002. Presented sexuality information to NYU campus community while promoting Health Center services. Qualified as NYU Safe Space GLBTQ counselor and trainer.

Community Health Intern, Mayan House of Health, Xhaultex, Yucatan, Mexico, Summer 2000. Assisted physicians, nurses and traditional Mayan healers with various tasks to increase the status of Mayan health. Harvested and processed plans used in traditional Mayan healing and taught residents how to diversify nutritional food options.

SHAC (Student Health Advisory Committee) Representative, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1999-2000. Evaluated and presented student complaints to Health Center director; represented UMCP students at conferences, meetings, and when interviewing applicants for various University Health Center career opportunities.

C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Peer Educator, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1997-1998. Provided drug and alcohol education to campus community; assisted in creating special outreach events to promote peer education programs; and presented information on drug testing to UMCP athletes.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Acknowledging Puerto Rican Women: The Journey to Free the Pill webinar May 4, 2020

Disability Justice Culture Club Brunch Series April 2020 – May 2020

Holistic Sexuality Education Training, ISEE, January – February 2020

Center for Research & Education on Gender and Sexuality (CREGS) Summer Institute 2018

Emancipation Circle Facilitator Training, Brooklyn, NY September – November 2016

Advancements in PrEP and PEP, Love Heals, New York, NY April 2016

Dynamic Storytelling, Love Heals, New York, NY, February 2016

Intersectional Analysis and Work to End AIDS, Love Heals, New York, NY, January 2016

Love Heals Department of Education in NYC Policies and Procedures Update, New York, NY, November 2015

Transgender 201 Workshop. Scenarios USA. Brooklyn, NY August 2015

Cultural Competence & Youth of Color. Love Heals. New York, NY November 2012.

Harm Reduction Theories & Practice. Love Heals. New York, NY June 2012.

Pharmaceutical Update on HIV and AIDS Medications. New York, NY April 2011.

Reproductive Health of Young Men of Color in NYC. Love Heals. New York, NY November 2010.

Reducing The Risk of HIV/AIDS Among People Engaging In Anal Sex. Love Heals. New York NY July 2010.

Cultural Competence & HIV/AIDS Programming. Love Heals. New York, NY April 2009.

A History of Drug Culture in the United States, Covenant House New York City, March 2007. A history of the “criminalization” process from the “drug users’ paradise” to the early 19th century to the current “war on drugs.”

HIV Testing in New York State: 2005 Guidelines, Cicatelli Associates International, April 2006. Training on the 2005 Department of Health (DOH) guidance on HIV counseling & testing.

Travel Delegate, MADRE, Havana and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, January 2002. Identified reproductive health care needs and accomplishments. Evaluated the effects the US blockade creates for medical advancement and investigated the progress of ending racial discrimination in Cuba.

MEMBERSHIP

  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and AASECT Awards Chair July 2020 – July 2022
  • SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective member and former Board Member (June 2019 – June 2020)
  • CLAGS (CUNY LGBT Center) member and former Board Member (August 2014-September 2017)
  • The Black Girl Project Board Member (2013 – 2018)
  • Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians (ABSC) Member
  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network Member
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
  • Certified Sexuality Educator, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
  • Certified Emotional Emancipation Facilitator and Guide, The Association of Black Psychologists

SKILLS

  • Curriculum Development
  • Social Media Networking (i.e. Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, WordPress)
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Racial, Reproductive, and Economic Justice training
  • Accountability, Safety Planning, and Restorative training
  • Reproductive Health and Justice writing and education
  • Facilitation and mediation