Erwin J. Haeberle

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Erwin J. Haeberle in 1986

Erwin J. Haeberle (born 30 March 1936) is a German social scientist and sexologist.

Haeberle was born on 30 March 1936 in Dortmund, Germany. From 1956 - 1963 he studied drama, German, English literature, and French literature at the University of Cologne, University of Freiburg, University of Glasgow, and University of Heidelberg. He received a M.A. in 1964 from Cornell and a Ph.D. in 1966 from Heidelberg. Haeberle was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale and U.C. Berkeley from 1966 - 1972. He earned an Ed. D. in sexology from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in 1977, where he was a professor from 1977 - 1988. During this tenure, he also was a research associate at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction of Indiana University from 1982 - 1984, a visiting professor in the medical school of the University of Kiel from 1983-1984, a distinguished visiting professor in the department of biology at San Francisco State University in 1984, and a visiting professor in the medical school of the University of Geneva from 1984 - 1985. He then moved on to Director of Information & Documentation at the AIDS Center of the Federal Health Office in Berlin from 1988 - 1994. From 1991 - 1994 Dr. Haeberle was a visiting professor at Humboldt University and from 1994 - 2001 he was founder and director of the Archive of Sexology at the Robert Koch Institute [1] before becoming director of the Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology at Humboldt in 2001 [2]. In 2005, he joined the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong as an honorary professor. - From 1986-2002 he was president of the German Society for Social-Scientific Sexuality Research.

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