CGF Higher Seminar with Gillian Einstein
CGF Higher Seminar | 10.04.2019 kl. 15-17, room 3A:340
Gillian Einstein, University of Toronto, Linköping University
"Situated Neuroscience: Bringing together sex and gender"
In this talk I describe what I call, “Situated Neuroscience”, an approach to enquiry that situates the nervous system within the whole body as well as within the culture. I describe neuroscience research on two cultural practices most often considered in terms of their effects on the reproductive system: Female genital circumcision/mutilation/cutting (FGC) and ovarian removal. I use a situated approach to consider how these gendered practices affect other body systems, in particular, the nervous system. In doing so, it becomes clear that one cannot cut one part of the body without affecting the whole body and that gender becomes biological.