Acquiring Gender: From baby in a yellow hat to gender identity and expression

Kollros Auditorium, Biology Building
Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Dynamic systems theory highlights the importance of evolution in shaping our capacity for development and helps explain how cultural difference becomes bodily difference. This talk describes my current research program which applies dynamic systems theory to the study of the emergence of gender differences, gender identity, and human sexuality.

Anne Fausto-Sterling will present as part of Iowa City Darwin Day. Fausto-Sterling is well-known for her study of gender, and is frequently consulted for her expertise and commentary by media outlets such as “Week in Review,” the Washington PostThe New York Times, and National Public Radio. She also writes regularly for The Huffington Post, the Boston Review and Psychology Today

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