Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD (she/her) is an educator, writer, and researcher who uses her work to pursue sexual wellness for Black people, and racial justice in sex ed spaces. Using lectures, interactive workshops, conversation series and other projects, Dr. Gilbert works to help all of us unpack the mental, historical, and cultural barriers that keep us from having productive conversations about sex and sexuality.
As of 2022, Dr. Gilbert has officially reached her 25th year of experience serving urban youth, young adults, and their advocates. During that same time period she received her Master of Science in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and her doctorate from the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University, where she now teaches as an Assistant Professor. In November of last year Dr. Gilbert released her first book entitled Black & Sexy: A Framework of Racialized Sexuality. This inaugural work is a deep dive into the intersections of race & sexuality as experienced among Africans Americans in the 21st Century.
Dr. Gilbert has consulted with nearly a dozen different organizations over her career including Fact Forward, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Christiana Healthcare Systems, Evoluer House, the Innovative Learning Institute, and the Center for Sex Education. Her voice and perspectives can be found most often on her podcast, The Sex Ed of Blackfolk w./ Dr. G., airing on all major platforms.