Events downtown

Mar 26

Women’s History Month keynote by Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling Abromson Center @ USM Portland | 88 Bedford Street 7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Event website

Acclaimed biologist and gender studies scholar Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling (Professor Emerita, Brown University) will be speaking at USM on March 26, 2019. Her talk “Gender/Sex, Sexual Orientation and Identity are in the Body: How Did They Get There?” examines how cultural difference becomes bodily difference and exposes the flawed premise of the nature versus nurture debate.

Dr. Fausto-Sterling is a leading expert in biology and gender development. She is the author of such pioneering work as “The Five Sexes” in which she asserted that “the two-sex system embedded in our society is not adequate to encompass the full spectrum of human sexuality.”

Her March lecture at USM also serves as the inaugural Diana E. Long Women & Scince Lecture and is free and open to the public. Due to anticipated high interest in this event, we encourage registration to reserve a seat. www.usm.maine.edu/wgs