GenderSci Lab Research Featured on Harvard Gazette

June 1, 2022
Sarah S. Richardson (Photo by Tony Rinaldo)

Professor Sarah Richardson's GenderSci Lab's research has been featured in an article from the Harvard Gazette. The article, "Taken out of Context," discusses the implications of the language used in legal and policy discussions concerning how we classify gender and sex. The article cites a "Policy Forum" piece pubished in Science by the GenderSci Lab, in which the lab "created a roadmap to help researchers take greater care when writing or using biological definitions and classifications of sex in their work, mindful of the ways their language may be used in the public arena."

Professor Richardson directs the GenderSci Lab, an interdisciplinary feminist research group that works to advance the intersectional study of gender in the biomedical and allied sciences, counter bias and hype in sex difference research, and enhance public discourse surrounding the sciences of sex and gender. Her latest book is The Maternal Imprint: The Contested Science of Maternal-Fetal Effects from University of Chicago Press.

See also: Recent news