Women’s History Month keynote with Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

Women’s History Month keynote with Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

DATE   March 26, 2019   6:00pm - 8:00pm
Women & Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine
Hannaford Hall - USM
88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine 04101

USM Women & Gender Studies Program’s Annual Women’s History Month Keynote and the inaugural Diana E. Long Women and Science Lecture will be given by Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling: “Gender/Sex, Sexual Orientation and Identity are in the Body: How Did They Get There?”

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is Brown University Professor Emerita and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is a leading expert in biology and gender development. Using a groundbreaking new approach to understanding gender differences, Dr. Fausto-Sterling is shifting old assumptions about how humans develop particular traits. Dynamic systems theory permits one to understand how cultural difference becomes bodily difference. By applying a dynamic systems approach to the study of human development, her work exposes the flawed premise of the nature versus nurture debate.

This talk is cosponsored by USM’s Intercultural and Diversity Advisory Council. FMI and to join: usm.maine.edu/idac

Please feel welcome to join the WGS community for our annual awards ceremony, to take place in the Abromson Atrium from 5:30 to 6:30pm and for a light reception at 6:30pm prior to the keynote.

FMI and/or accommodations: 207-780-4862 or wgs@maine.edu

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