Biologist speaks on "Sexualization and Anti-Transgender Descrimination"
Julia Serano, writer, performer, activist and biologist will speak about her experience with transgender discrimination in her presentation, "Sexualization and Anti-Transgender Discrimination." Serano has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from Columbia University and 17 years experience as a researcher in the fields of genetics and developmental and evolutionary biology at UC Berkeley.
Date: March 19, 2013
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Place: Marsh Hall 216, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon (www.pacificu.edu for directions)
Reception to follow.
Julia Serano is a writer, performer, activist and biologist. She is the author of "Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity" (Seal Press, 2007), a collection of personal essays that reveal how misogyny frames popular assumptions about femininity and shapes many of the myths and misconceptions people have about transsexual women. Julia’s other writings have appeared in anthologies, in feminist, queer, pop culture and literary magazines and websites and have been used as teaching materials in gender studies, queer studies, psychology and human sexuality courses in colleges across North America. In addition to her gender-related writing and activism, Julia has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from Columbia University, and for seventeen years worked as a researcher in the fields of genetics, developmental and evolutionary biology at UC Berkeley. For more information about all of her creative endeavors, check out www.juliaserano.com.