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Deconstructing the Individual: How Science Can Materially Advance Using Queer and Feminist Theory (online)

April 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Microbes and Social Equity Group (MSE) is pleased to host Dr. Patricia Kaishian  as she presents her virtual talk titled “Deconstructing the individual: how science can materially advance using queer and feminist theory“ from Noon–1.30 p.m. Dr. Kaishian will explore the field of mycology and the mycobiome through a theoretical framework rooted in queer and feminist theories, as well as philosophy of science and traditional ecological knowledge. The goal is to challenge, push, and explore central tenets of institutional science, and to socially and historically situate current research dilemmas in mycology and microbiome studies. By excavating and laying bare ingrained, systemic biases in scientific institutions, we can attempt to disarm fallacious assertions of “purity” in science and better understand bodies at various scales.

Registration is required for this free event. This is one in a series of talks organized by MSE. Earlier recordings from this series are available free online.



April 13, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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