Wesleyan University Scholar Honored by the Philosophy of Science Association

pitts-taylorVictoria Pitts-Taylor, professor and chair of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies and professor of sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, received the Women’s Caucus Prize in Feminist Philosophy of Science from the Philosophy of Science Association. The prize is awarded for the best scholarship written in English in the area of feminist philosophy of science within the past five years.

ptbookDr. Pitts-Taylor was honored for the book The Brain’s Body: Neuroscience and Corporeal Politics (Duke University Press, 2016). She studies how the body is understood and modified by medicine, science, and culture.

The former-co-editor of Women’s Studies Quarterly, Professor Pitts-Taylor teaches courses on feminist theory, bio-feminisms, and sex/gender critical perspective. She is a graduate of Ohio University in Athens and holds a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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