Sex/Gender Studies in Biology: The Critical View of Sex/Gender In the Life Sciences
Date and time
Thursday, 17 June 2021, 2 p.m.
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg
Please contact organiser for further details
Dr. Sarah Czerney; sarah.czerney(at)lin-magdeburg.de
Gender studies is primarily characterised by a plethora of studies in the humanities and social sciences on Gender relations. Less well known is the critical sex/gender research within biology that has been taking place since the 1970s, which has been researching the biological foundations of sex/gender, sexuality and sex/gender difference. The lecture presents this biological research on gender with examples and explains the theoretical self-understanding of this research.
The talk is apart of the series “Gender and Neuroscience”, which addresses questions like these: Are the gender binary and stereotypical differences between men and women really so clear? What can research about gender differences say and what can’t it? What other perspectives on gender can we find in the natural sciences?