Our museums and computers store bodies. Some are physical, appearing as material objects or as the “negative space” around them, and others are abstracted. The 2016-17 Gender and Sexuality Seminar Series interrogates the space between the archive, site of haunted specificity and historical embeddedness, and the database, locus of standardization and generalizable knowledge about human normativity, pathology, and variation.
February 9, 2017 – Evelynn M. Hammonds (Harvard) The Physician's Negro: Race and Racialization in U.S. Medicine
March 9, 2017 – Nancy Krieger (Harvard) Challenging Biological Essentialism with Embodied Histories of Health Inequities
Plimpton Room (Barker Center 133, 12 Quincy Street)