Gender and the brain, a critical analysis

Rebecca Jordan-Young

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Join us for the next Laura C. Harris Symposium 2012-13: “Sex, Science and Society” aimed to examine the role of women and of gender in science.

Dr. Rebecca Jordan- Young will present “Remodeling the Gendered Brain: Plasticity, Intersectionality, and Other Challenges to Models of ‘Essential Difference'”on November 8, 2012, at 4:30 PM  at the Burton Morgan Lecture Hall.

Professor Jordan-Young is a sociomedical scientist whose research includes social epidemiology studies of HIV/AIDS, and evaluation of biological work on sex, gender and sexuality. She is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College. Her recently launched book, Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences, is a comprehensive critical analysis of research purporting to demonstrate that hormone exposures in utero “hardwire” the brain to be either masculine or feminine in sexuality, skills, and interests.

Moriana Garcia