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Decatur Book Festival: Molecular Feminisms

September 1, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“Should feminists clone?” “What do neurons think about?” “How can we learn from bacterial writing?” These and other provocative questions have long preoccupied neuroscientist, molecular biologist, and intrepid feminist theorist Deboleena Roy, who takes seriously the capabilities of lab “objects”—bacteria and other human, nonhuman, organic, and inorganic actants—in order to understand processes of becoming. In Molecular Feminisms, Roy investigates science as feminism at the lab bench, engaging in an interdisciplinary conversation between molecular biology, Deleuzian philosophies, posthumanism, and postcolonial and decolonial studies. She brings insights from feminist theory together with lessons learned from bacteria, subcloning, and synthetic biology, arguing that renewed interest in matter and materiality must be accompanied by a feminist rethinking of scientific research methods and techniques. Session sponsored by Atlanta Gynecology and Obstetrics.

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September 1, 2019
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1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
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Decatur Book Festival
Downtown Decatur (Various Locations)
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Details

Date:
September 1, 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,
Website:
https://decaturbookfestival.com/festival/schedule/

Other

Audience
Adults
Requires Advance Registration
No
Cost
0

Venue

Decatur Book Festival
Downtown Decatur (Various Locations)
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
+ Google Map