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Queering the Sciences: Queer Ecologies

May 2, 2016, 1:00 pm
Location Science Hall - 102
SponsorGender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; Hudson Pride Connections Center; the LGBTQ Center, MSU; New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Program partners include ; the Department of Biology; and PFLAG of North Jersey.More Informationhttps://queeringthesciences.wordpress.com/Posted InCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; Hudson Pride Connections Center; and the LGBTQ Center present:
Queering the Sciences series
Bringing cutting-edge scholarship in the humanities out of the classroom and into the public

Queer Ecologies
When: 1-2:30pm
Where: Sokol Room, Science Hall 102, MSU

Dr. Eben Kirksey, Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities at Priceton University, presents a talk on queer multi-species families from his forthcoming book, Emergent Ecologies. In an era of global warming, contemporary writing on the environment largely focuses on doomsday scenarios. Kirksey suggests we reject such apocalyptic thinking and instead find possibilities in the wreckage of ongoing disasters, as symbiotic associations of opportunistic plants, animals, and microbes are flourishing on the 'queer' margins.

When: 3-5pm

Where: Sokol Room, Science Hall 102, MSU

Following the talk, Dr. Kirksey will lead a workshop on multi-species pedagogy and how to build an inter-disciplinary curriculum at the crossroads of the arts, sciences, and humanities. The workshop will use his capstone course in the Environmental Humanities program at the University of New South Wales, Australia, as the model. In this course, students conduct underwater ethnographies of shark nets, sculpted microbial self-portraits, and multisensory ethnographic projects with plants.

Presented in collaboration with the Research Academy for University Learning

The series is funded in part by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Program partners include the Department of Anthropology, MSU; the Department of Biology, MSU; and PFLAG of North Jersey.

For more information, please visit: https://queeringthesciences.wordpress.com/