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Embodying Intersectionality: Feminist Perspectives on Health and Environment

Posted on February 21, 2013

Dr. Lisa Weasel, a biologist and interdisciplinary scholar whose work seeks to connect science and social justice, gives a public talk at Minnesota State University Moorhead Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in Science Lab 118 to celebrate Women’s History Month. Weasel will be speaking about “Embodying Intersectionality: Feminist Perspectives on Health and Environment.”

Weasel’s interdisciplinary scholarship focuses on feminist science studies, environmental health, and food, ethics and sustainability. Winner of the esteemed CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, Weasel is a valued affiliate of Project Kaleidoscope’s Faculty for the 21st Century and is the author of the book Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food, and a co-editor of the anthology Feminist Science Studies: A New Generation. She is also a frequent speaker to community and educational groups on topics relating to the possible social repercussions of science and technology.

An avid advocate for women in science, Weasel received an A.B. manga cum laude in Biology from Harvard and her PhD in Cell and Molecular biology from the University of Cambridge. She is currently an Associate Professor of Biology at Portland State University.

This talk is sponsored through a grant from the IFO Feminist Issues Committee, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Women’s Center, Sustainable Campus Initiative, and Physics Department

A book signing and discussion with Weasel will take place the same day in Bridges 154, 11:30 a.m.  This event is sponsored by Campus Feminist Organization.

For more information, contact Claudia Murphy, at 218.477.4072; 218.477.4090 or email at murphyc@mnstate.edu.


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