Marcia C. Inhorn, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, Yale University, will discuss her research interests revolving around science and technology studies (STS), gender and feminist theory (including masculinity studies), religion and bioethics, globalization and global health, cultures of biomedicine and ethno-medicine, stigma and human suffering.
The Science, Religion, and Culture Mahindra Humanities Seminar provides an opportunity to critically interrogate the categories of science, religion, and culture; the sociocultural and discursive processes that create and transform these categories; and the structures of authority attached to them. It sponsors conversations among scholars using anthropological, sociological, historical, and philosophical methods with special interest in questions of race, gender, and sexuality, as well as the different strategies of inclusion and exclusion that transform the production and consumption of knowledge.
This seminar series will host several Harvard faculty members as well as scholars from the wider academy who will discuss general themes pertaining to the series focus on science, religion, and culture.