Who is BJ Rye?
BJ Rye is an Associate Professor in the Psychology department at St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She completed her graduate studies at Western University with a PhD in Social Psychology focusing on AIDS preventive behaviour of women.
Her current research and teaching explores various aspects of sexuality, with work focusing on attitudes toward sexual minorities and related issues (e.g., same-sex adoption, LGBT people), and attitudes surrounding controversial sexual topics (e.g., BDSM, abortion, people who offend sexually). Additionally, her research interests include sexual self-concept and sexual identity. She has taught many sexuality-related courses such as introduction to human sexuality, psychological perspectives on gender and sex, and psychosexual organization.