Katie Irwin from the Global Education Office and Professors Margaret Cerullo and Flavio Risech will discuss the program components, prerequisites and application process in greater detail. Attend this session to better understand the current situation in Cuba and know what prerequisite classes you need to register for before Fall 2017 pre-registration ends on Monday, May 1st! We hope to see you there.
For more information about our program in Cuba, please visit: https://www.hampshire.edu/geo/hampshire-in-cuba
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Join CBD for a special guest talk by Dr. Victoria Pitts-Taylor on Feminism, Science and Corporeal Politics: the Case of Affective Kinship
Pizza and drinks served in upstairs lobby of FPH at 5:15. Talk begins at 5:30.
Feminist critiques of biological approaches to kinship have often condemned their determinism - their treatment of biology as fixed genetic blueprint for social organization - and their ignorance of, or dismissal of, familial structures that do not follow heteronormative reproductive imperatives. But a focus on how kinships are socially shaped is not sufficient to address the bodily, material experience that David Eng, in The Feeling of Kinship, insists are part of all kinships. Can bodies be more seriously included in feminist and queer understanding of kinships?
Can visceral, felt bonds between people be understood as both biologically and socially enabled? And can biological accounts of bodily, felt relations be reclaimed from heteronormativity? Victoria Pitts-Taylor poses these questions in a discussion based on her recent book, The Brain's Body: Neuroscience and Corporeal Politics (Duke University Press, 2016).
Victoria Pitts-Taylor is Professor and Chair of Feminism, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Professor of Science in Society and Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University.