Saniya Lee Ghanoui, PhD

Program Director

Saniya Lee Ghanoui, PhD, is Program Director of Our Bodies Ourselves Today. She is trained as a historian and scholar of United States and European history, with a focus on the intersections of gender and sexuality, medicine, and media. Saniya has published extensively on sex and menstrual education. Her current research explores the history of global sex instruction and reproductive health in the twentieth century.

Saniya has served as the Senior Producer for Sexing History, a podcast on how the history of sexuality shapes our present; an Editor for the global blog Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality; a Board Member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research; and she co-created SourceLab, a digital publishing initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. You can follow her on Twitter @Saniya1.