Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University and Director of Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Over the past twenty years, Schiebinger's work has been devoted to teasing apart three analytically distinct but interlocking pieces of the gender and science puzzle: the history of women's participation in science; the structure of scientific institutions; and the gendering of human knowledge. Her current work explores "gendered innovations." Gendered innovations refers to transformations in the personnel, cultures, and content of science and engineering brought about through gender analysis. Gender analysis, when applied rigorously and creatively, has the potential to enhance science and engineering by sparking new perspectives, new questions, and new missions. Her new volume is Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering (Stanford University Press, 2008).
Dr. Londa Schiebinger will be giving the 2010 John Sherwood Memorial Lecture in the History of Science and Technology at Queen's University. Her talk, entitled "Exotic Abortifacients: Bioprospecting in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World," will take place on 4 March 2010 at 4:30 PM, at the Robert Sutherland (formerly Policy Studies), Queen's University (Union Street), Room 202. The event is open to the public.
Contact: Dr. Joan Sherwood, (613) 542-1707 or Dr. Amitava Chowdhury (613) 533-2150 ext.74368 or Cindy Fehr, Department of History, (613) 533-2150
February 25, 2010