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Gendering in Research: Talk by Malin Ah-King

The Gender Dimension of Evolutionary Biology

2015.12.15 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Thu 28 Apr
Time 11:00 13:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312


In this talk I will talk about my research concerning the gender dimension in Evolutionary Biology. I will cover historical and current gender bias in theory and research, discuss the use of terminology and assumptions about sex differences. Although many biologists agree that there has been historical gender bias in biology, many consider it to be a problem of the past which is solved now that we know so much about variation. What kinds of analyses do we need and how can we work constructively towards alleviating gender bias? 

Malin Ah-King is an evolutionary biologist and gender researcher. She has a Ph.D. in Zoology at Stockholm University, and was later employed in the GenNa program at the Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden (a program designed to bridge the gap between science and cultural studies since 2007). She has worked at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, the Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, the Centre for Gender and Future Research, Marburg University, Germany and Department of History, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Her research aims to problematize the description of biological sex as stable, make visible gender stereotypes and heteronormative notions of theory and research, and developing a theoretical framework for understanding the biological sex as variable and constantly changing.


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