Dr. Londa Schiebinger speaking on campus
Dr. Londa Schiebinger will be giving the 2010 John Sherwood Memorial Lecture in the History of Science and Technology.
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, Dr. Schiebinger's work has been devoted to 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"—transformations in the personnel, cultures, and content of science and engineering brought about through gender analysis.
Dr. Schiebinger's talk, entitled “Exotic Abortifacients: Bioprospecting in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World,” will take place on Thursday, March 4 at 4:30 pm, in Room 202, Robert Sutherland Hall (formerly the School of Policy Studies). The event is open to the public.