1136 Lane Hall
204 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Feminist Science Studies
Director: Prof. Sari M. van Anders ( Psychology; Women's Studies; Programs in Neuroscience, Reproductive Sciences, and Science, Technology, & Society)
Codirectors: Elizabeth Anderson (Philosophy and Women's Studies), Elizabeth Roberts (Anthropology and Residential College), Laura Ruetsche (Philosophy)
Feminist science studies focuses on feminist analyses of and contributions to science. Feminism + Science = Feminist Science Studies brings together interdisciplinary scholars at the forefront of this field. Each of four panels pairs two renowned scholars, one from the humanities/social sciences and one from the natural/biomedical sciences, to discuss feminist perspectives on a specific debate or controversy in science, medicine, or technology. These two-hour panels combine individual disciplinary talks from these diverse scholars with interdisciplinary commentary and questions from local expert faculty at U-M, themselves drawn from varying ends of the knowledge spectrum.
WINTER 2013 FEMINIST SCIENCE SERIES
Thursday, March 14, 2013
3:30 pm, 2239 Lane Hall
Speakers:Imagine a garden; now imagine the seemingly innocuous language you might use to select suitable plantings. In Community Ecologies, three transdisciplinary scholars of biology and feminist science studies will discuss their collaborative theoretical and experimental work on "invasive species." These scholars will ask how certain plant and animal species come to be seen as invasive – and thus foreign – and how this terminology parallels language around humans and migration. How might experiments on soil/plant interactions speak to xenophobia? How does invasion biology relate to community ecology? And, what does it mean to do ecology as a critically and politically engaged scientist? In this event, Banu Subramaniam (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies), Peggy Schultz (Biology Outreach), and James Bever (Biology) discuss their deeply interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and its compelling implications for close ties between feminist science studies, transnational feminisms, and biology/ecology.
- Banu Subramaniam
Associate Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
- Peggy Schultz, Director of Biology Outreach, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington
- James Bever, Professor of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington
- Nadine Naber, Associate Professor, Arab American Studies, American Culture, Women's Studies
- Jacinta Beehner, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Psychology.
The Concept of "Race" in the Age of Genomics
Joan Fujimura (Professor, Sociology & Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Friday, April 19, 2013
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
2239 Lane Hall
FALL 2012 FEMINIST SCIENCE SERIES
Paul Vasey (Psychology, University of Lethbridge)
Jennifer Terry (Women's Studies, University of California, Irvine)
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
2239 Lane Hall
Science and Secularism: Feminist Issues
Sandra Harding (Education and Women's Studies, UCLA)
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Room 100
Alice Dreger (Clinical Medical Humanities & Bioethics, Northwestern)
Anne Lyerly (Social Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
2239 Lane Hall
For more information, contact Prof. Sari M. van Anders.