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Event #1089

Intersecting Circles: Technoscientific Language and the Conversations of Life


Monday, June 3, 2019

13:30 - 17:00
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Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - IBLC 301 LILLOOET
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“Intersecting Circles” showcases research questions and methods of Science and Technology Studies (STS). After hosting a website that showcases the research of faculty and graduate students in UBC’s STS graduate program, we will sponsor a talk and roundtable discussion on a central issue in STS: the medicalization of human sexual behaviour. The talk will be by world-renowned sex researcher Leonore Tiefer, who will be joined for the roundtable by Judy Segal (UBC, English/STS), Thea Cacchioni (UVic, Gender Studies), and Lori Brotto (UBC, Sexual Health Laboratory, Obstetrics and Gynecology). 

13:30 - 14:45: Plenary, featuring Leonore Tiefer, Psychologist and Independent Scholar “The Medicalization of Sex from Krafft-Ebing to Transgender”
14:45 - 15:00: Break
15:00 - 16:30: Roundtable: “The Medicalization of Sex: A Feminist Issue,” featuring Lori Brotto (CRC in Women’s Sexual Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, UBC),  Thea Cacchioni (Women’s Studies, UVic), Judy Segal (English and Science & Technology Studies, UBC) and Leonore Tiefer (Psychologist, Independent Scholar)

  • Leonore Tiefer, Psychologist and Independent Scholar; “The Medicalization of Sex from Krafft-Ebing to Transgender”