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During the 2012-13 academic year, the University of Michigan's Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) presents several events tied to it's Program on Feminist Science.
This kick-off event features:
Jennifer Terry (Associate Professor of Women's Studies, UCIrvine) speaking on "Could Inter-species Affection Be a Model for Queer Science?"
Paul Vasey (Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Lethbridge) speaking on "Japanese Macaques and Samoan fa'afafine: What Cross-species and Cross-Cultural Research Tells Us about the Evolution of Non-conceptive Sex"
U-M discussants are Terri Conley (Psychology and Women's Studies) and Eric Plemons (Anthropology)
Juan Battle (Sociology, CUNY) will lecture on the Social Justice Sexuality Project, one of the largest ever national surveys of Black, Latina/o, and Asian and Pacific Islander, and multiracial lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The presentation will focus on the results from the Black female sample.