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Dr. Alice Dreger

The IHPST is delighted to welcome Dr. Alice Dreger as the leader of our second Research Seminar.

Dreger is a historian of science, sex researcher, activist, and public intellectual. Her books include Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex, and One of Us: Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal. Along with publishing influential scholarly works, she has contributed to the social debate on intersex and other issues in her writings for the general public, including The New York Times, and The Atlantic as well as media such as her TEDx lecture, “Is Anatomy Destiny?” Dreger recently published Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and One Scholar’s Search for Justice (Penguin Press, 2015). Funded by a Guggenheim Fellowship, it has been acclaimed in reviews in many public and academic journals, including The New Yorker, Nature, and Science. For further information on her research interest and career, see: http://alicedreger.com/

In the research seminar, we will be discussing her article: “Twenty Years of Working Toward Intersex Rights,” in Francoise Baylis and Alice Dreger, eds. Bioethics in Action. Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).

Participants are expected to read this article. Write to: Sunguk Jung (jung.sunguk@mail.utoronto.ca) for a copy of the article.

Join us for this exciting event!

When: October 11, 12-2 pm
Where: IHPST Common room

Lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.

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