Science, Literature, & Popular Culture

Posted on November 2, 2016

This senior seminar touches on many intersections of science and literature while focusing on the stories we tell about human biology. What can fictional and nonfictional narratives tell us about the impact of biotechnology? How is genomic science changing conceptions of personhood and the relative influence of inheritance and environment? Conversely, how are new forms Continue Reading »

Measuring the Mind: Gender, Race, and Technologies of Difference

Posted on October 30, 2016

This course interrogates the relationships between gender, race and the practices of the psychological sciences from the 19th century to the present. Rather than focus on the discoveries, diagnosis, or effects of psychological knowledges, this course attends to the methods used by researchers in the 19th and 20th century. Our reading and discussion will focus Continue Reading »