Dr Eli Sheff
Dr. Elisabeth Sheff will share her vast knowledge an Academic & Legal Expert on Polyamorous Families with Children. Dr. “Eli” Sheff is a researcher, expert witness, coach, speaker, and educational consultant. With a PhD in Sociology (University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005) and certification as a Sexuality Educator from the AASECT (the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, 2012), Dr. Sheff specializes in gender and sexual minority families, consensual non-monogamy, and kink/BDSM. Sheff is the foremost academic expert on polyamorous families with children, and her 20+ year Polyamorous Family Study is the only longitudinal study of poly families with children to date. Currently lecturing at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, Sheff has also taught at the University of Colorado, University of Montana, Georgia State University, Oglethorpe, Emory, and the University of Zurich. In her book, When Someone You Love Is Polyamorous, she describes the personality of people who are best suited for Open Relationships and on the panel, she will share her bonding project survey to find out if you are a good candidate for an Open Relationship https://www.bondingproject.com/. Dr. Eli is a prolific writer and speaker, so check out her website.