Dr. Eve Shapiro to speak at UConn Rainbow Center 2/2/2011

Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Time: 12pm – 1:30pm

Place: UConn Storrs Campus, Rainbow Center @ Student Union, SU 403

Admission Fee: Free and open to the public

The Rainbow Center’s Out to Lunch Lecture Series continues the semester with a presentation by Eve Shapiro entitled, “Gender Circuits: Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age”.

Dr. Shapiro book cover "Gender Circuits"

This talk, based on Eve’s new book Gender Circuits, explores the impact of new technologies on the gendered lives of individuals.  Examining the complex intersections between gender ideologies, social scripts, information and biomedical technologies, and embodied identities, Eve will explore whether and how new technologies are reshaping what it means to be a gendered person in contemporary society.

“This smart, provocative, and readable book explores how the stuff of science fiction has become normalized in our contemporary society. The book’s accessibility is enhanced by the author’s willingness to lead the reader through her own personal and political explorations of these themes, while bringing in the latest gender and biotechnology scholarship.”—Meika Loe, Sociology and Women’s Studies, Colgate University

Dr. Eve Shapiro is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts.  Her current research elaborates the dynamic relationships between identity and community, including how new information and biomedical technologies are changing the gendered lives of cisgender and transgender people.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.

For more about Dr. Shapiro, see her homepage at: http://www.wsc.ma.edu/sociology/Shapiro/

More information on the lecture series is available at: http://www.rainbowcenter.uconn.edu/Programs/otl.html

 

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