October Slugs & Steins: Monsters in our Closet: Dealing with Sudden Change
The act of monsterization is not, at its core, very mysterious. Whenever there is an epistemic break, different elements of society attempt to cope by locating the site of disturbance, identifying it as Other, and then mapping that category upon the bodies of the marginalized.
The 21st Century Revolution in Gender & Sexual Diversity: A New Generation Leads the Way
The 21st century has seen an explosion of new language and new understandings of gender and sexuality, with LGBTQ+ adolescents often depicted as harbingers of social change in gender and sexuality, challenging mainstream beliefs and values and using social media as tools for expression and community building.
Microbes, Big Sur and Global Health
Join us for an example of how curiosity-driven research can lead to practical global health solutions. Learn about a microbe known as Wolbachia that has invaded hundreds of thousands of insect species and manipulated their behavior, physiology, and reproduction and has caused diseases afflicting millions of people in impoverished regions of the world.