Munich Neuroscience Calendar


12.12.2023, 11:00 Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence Campus Martinsried
until 12:00
Event Type: Talk
Speaker: Sarah Richardson
Institute: Harvard University

Title: Sex Contextualism

Online presentation
Am Klopferspitz 18
82152 Martinsried

Host: Sabine Spehn and Jayne Lambert

"Sex contextualism" offers an alternative to binary sex essentialist approaches to the study of sex-related variables in biological science. Specifically, sex contextualism recognizes the pluralism and context-specificity of operationalizations of ’sex’ across experimental laboratory research. In light of recent policy mandates to consider sex a biological variable, sex contextualism offers constructive guidance to biomedical re searchers for attending to sex-related biological variation. This talk will give concrete examples of how "sex" in biomedicine is context-dependent construct, including in the design, interpretation, and communication of laboratory-based experimental research and outline some of the constructive work that embracing sex contextualism both within and beyond the laboratory might advance.

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Meeting-ID: 844 7224 0120
Kenncode: 185545

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