Brown University to Hold a Symposium to Honor Professor Anne Fausto-Sterling

Brown University is holding a symposium on May 2 in honor of Anne Fausto-Sterling, the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Biology and Gender Studies at the university. Professor Fausto-Sterling is retiring from teaching and will assume emerita status on June 30. The symposium is entitled, “Feminism, Feminist Theory, and Science: Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going.” Four scholars will give talks on Professor Fausto-Sterling’s research and then the honoree will participate in a panel discussion about her work.

Professor Fausto-Sterling is known and respected for her studies of the biological and social nature of gender development. She is the author of Myths of Gender: Biological Theories About Women and Men (Basic Books, 1992), Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality (Basic Books, 2000), and Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World (Routledge, 2012).

Dr. Fausto-Sterling joined the Brown University faculty in 1972 as an assistant professor of medical science and was promoted to full professor in 1986. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in zoology. Professor Fausto-Sterling holds a Ph.D. in developmental genetics from Brown University.

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