2017-18 Gender and Sexuality Seminar Series

Erlenmeyer flasksSex/Gender: Theory into Practice

Harvard’s 2017-18 Gender and Sexuality Seminar Series Sex/Gender: Theory into Practice engages feminist theorists, science studies scholars, and practicing scientists in conversation about the constructs of “sex” and “gender” in biological and health science research, highlighting the work of researchers who devise innovative ways to analyze gender in intersectional biomedical research.

A reading group, open to the public, will accompany the seminar. For details and readings, or with other questions, please email wgssymposia@fas.harvard.edu. 


All events take place from 4-6 pm in the Plimpton Room (Barker Center 133, 12 Quincy St.) and are open to the public.

November 16, 2017 – Gillian Einstein (University of Toronto) The World Writes on the Body: The Influence of Gender on Biology

January 25, 2018 – Roundtable  Bringing Gender into Biomedical Research

February 15, 2018 – Rebecca Jordan-Young (Barnard College) “Transient Assemblages”: A New Hypothesis About the Biology of Sex

March 1, 2018 – Louise Pilote (McGill) Gender Matters in Heart Disease: Measuring the Impact of Sex and Gender on Heart Disease Risk and Outcomes

March 29, 2018 – Anne Fausto-Sterling (Brown) Gender-in-the-body: Infant-Mother Motor Interactions during Months 3-12 of Infancy

April 19, 2018 – Sari van Anders (University of Michigan) Gender/Sex, Social Neuroendocrinology, and Feminist/Queer Science


Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard and the Committee on Degrees in Studies 
of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

Questions? wgssymposia@fas.harvard.edu


The Barker Center is bordered by Prescott, Harvard, and Quincy Streets. Enter the courtyard from Quincy Street, opposite the Lamont Gate. The Barker Center is the large brick building facing the Faculty Club. The Humanities Center administrative offices are located on the first floor in rooms 136 and 135. To locate Humanities Center seminar events, please consult the postings in the Barker Center main lobby. 

Barker Center map

Harvard University
Plimpton Room
Barker Center 133
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA



Parking is available at no charge, on a space available basis, at the Broadway Garage, located on Felton St. between Cambridge St. and Broadway. The garage closes at midnight. All parkers should identify themselves as participants in a seminar at the Humanities Center (the guard's list of events does not include the names of individual seminars) and should arrive close to the time that the seminar begins. If the garage is full, which is more likely prior to 4:00 p.m., ask the attendant to direct you to another Harvard parking facility.