Lecture by Angela Willey: Undoing Monogamy: The Politics of Science and the Possibilities of Biology @ CRCG,

The Centre for Research on Culture and Gender of Ghent University, is  happy to announce the lecture by Angela Willey (the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA) on her book “Undoing Monogamy: The Politics of Science and the Possibilities of Biology”.

Willey’s work is of interest not only to students and scholars who work on sexuality and relationships, but also to those interested in critical science studies, queer theory and feminist theorization of materiality.

“Covering a substantial range of topics, Undoing Monogamy is a highly generative book for anyone interested in feminist science studies, cultural studies of sexuality, and especially new materialism.” — Jennifer Terry, author of An American Obsession: Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality in Modern Society

“Reaching far into feminist science studies, new materialism, and feminist of color critique, Angela Willey refuses to privilege either biology or the social. Her deepest ethic is to recognize the animacy of both humans and nonhumans, of both culture and materiality, and the ways in which they make one another. An outstanding book, Undoing Monogamy opens up important questions for defining feminist science and its promise for democratizing science and society.” — Kim TallBear, author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science

“Undoing Monogamy provides us with an example of how to approach science differently in ways that are grounded more in the lives and needs of a wider variety of diverse humans and nonhumans.” – Kim TallBear, Hypatia


The lecture is part of the Doctoral Schools Specialist Course ‘How to Make Sense of Subjectivity in Research’ and is hosted by the Centre for Research on Culture and Gender. More information: http://www.culturegender.ugent.be/AngelaWilley

Time: 29 June 2017, 10:00
Venue: Jozef Plateauzaal, Campus Boekentoren, Plateau-Rozier, Jozef Plateaustraat 22, 9000 Gent.