Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology

Save the Date for the next Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology!

Friday, October 2, 2020

Presented by the Center for Research on Gender & Women
Department of Gender & Women’s Studies
University of Wisconsin—Madison

Below, please find information from the October 5, 2018 Symposium:

Friday, October 5, 8:30am-5pm

Pyle Center

702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706


8:30 Check-in and Continental Breakfast

9:00 Welcome
Janet Hyde
Director, Center for Research on Gender & Women
Jo Handelsman
Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Aili Tripp
Chair, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies

9:30 Keynote speaker
Daphna Joel
Professor, School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience
Tel Aviv University
Rethinking Sex, Brain, and Gender: From Dimorphism to Mosaic
This Lecture is Free and Open to the Public

10:30 Break

10:45 Featured speaker
Jo Handelsman
Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Gender Bias in Science

Noon Lunch

1:00 Former Wittig Postdoc
Ann Fink
Assistant Professor
Lehigh University
Feminist Neuroethics in Research and Pedagogy

2:00 Featured speaker
Bruno Agudo
2018-20 Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Biology of Patriarchy: An Integrative Perspective

3:00 Posters and Break

3:30 Changing Academic Culture in Science: Responding to Sexual Harassment
Megan Murphy, Sunita M. Nandihalli, Haley Burkhardt, and Erika Marín-Spiotta
University of Wisconsin—Madison

4:00 Keynote speaker
Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science
University of California, Davis
The Path is Made by Walking: Diverse Paths to Science Fuel Creativity and Help Communities

5:00 Conclusion

6:00 Dinner on your own

Full symposium $50 until September 21st, $70 after.
Students $20.
Includes breakfast and lunch Friday.
Registration closes Thursday, September 27th.

2018 Symposium Flyer

Made possible through the Gertraude Wittig Endowment
Co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology
Supported, in part, by the University Lectures Committee and The
Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute

For more information, contact:

Elizabeth Morris, Administrator, Center for Research on Gender & Women, emorris@wisc.edu
Janet Hyde, Director, Center for Research on Gender & Women, jshyde@wisc.edu


Past Symposiums