REPORTE : Jules Gill-Peterson (Associate Professor, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University), interviendra dans le cadre d’une série d’événements organisés par le réseau NeuroGenderings et le Laboratoire d'étude des sciences et des techniques (STS Lab).
Evénement reporté - date communiquée ultérieurement
The STS Lab and the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lausanne & the NeuroGenderings (NG) network are pleased to present a new NG Lecture Series launched in 2022 and dedicated this year 2023 to continuing the discussion about the science and politics of race in brain research and the contributions of neuroscience in and from the Global South.
Friday 31 March 2023 Zoom Talk
6am PDT, 9am EDT, 3pm CEST, 10pm Central Australia
A century into laboratory and clinical research on the plasticity of sex and gender, what has changed? In the 1920s, the plasticity of the endocrine system appeared poised to change not only the purview of scientific and medical intervention, but the social and political world along with it. Today, neuroscientific studies of brain sex and its evident plasticity promise to biologize trans difference and remediate prior categorical exclusions. This talk questions the impact of those shifts by pointing to the persistent use of intersex data to found not only measures of all queer or trans differences from the norm, but the measurement of normative sex itself. The history of sex plasticity casts doubt not on the novel quality of contemporary scientific practice, but the material underpinnings of the scientific and medical epistemology of sex and gender.
Bio: Jules Gill-Peterson is an associate professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Histories of the Transgender Child (2018) and a general co-editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. Her next book, A Short History of Trans Misogyny, will be published by Verso.
Discussant: Reubs Walsh, Free University of Amsterdam & member of the NG network.
Organizer and Chair: Cynthia Kraus, University of Lausanne & NG board member.
Co-organizer and Discussant: Mal Pool, Berlin & member of the NG network.
Sponsors: STS Lab & ISS, University of Lausanne, NG Network, Barnard College, Emory University, Michigan State University.
Zoom Link : unil.zoom.us/j/94132771904