Gender and Sexuality
Sari van Anders, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Gender/Sex, Social Neuroendocrinology, and Feminist/Queer Science


In this talk, I describe how my research in social neuroendocrinology and sexuality is built with and makes feminist and queer science. I will discuss how I came to develop “gender/sex”, and highlight its promise for a bioscience and accounts of lived experience that take both biomateriality and social constructions seriously.

About the Speaker

Sari van Anders is a social neuroendocrinologist whose research focuses on sexuality, gender/sex, and sexual diversity. Her award-winning research has examined the social modulation of testosterone via gendered contexts. In her theoretical work, van Anders has innovated new frameworks and methods for understanding gender and sexual diversity, as well as for the practice of feminist and queer bioscience.