Evelyn Fox Keller: chercheuse invitée

Noeud de réseau: 
Lu., Oct. 15, 2012, 8:30am - Ve., Avr. 12, 2013, 8:30am

(en angalis)

The Cluster is pleased to announce Dr. Evelyn Fox Keller as Visiting Scholar for 2012-13.

A physicist by training and Professor Emerita of the History and Philosophy of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Keller specializes in the history and philosophy of modern biology and the role of gender and science. Her work on genetics, language and models of explanation in biology has been highly influential in fields of Science and Technology Studies and History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.

Her publications include: A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock (1983), Reflections on Gender and Science (1985), The Century of the Gene (2000), and Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors and Machines (2002), and The Mirage of a Space Between Nature and Nurture (2010).

As the Cluster Visiting Scholar, Keller will conduct research on genomic plasticity and developmental stability at the Cluster Centre in Halifax for a few weeks from mid-October to early-November. During this time she’ll also engage in various disciplinary and interdisciplinary sessions with students and faculty in university institutions. This will be followed immediately by lecture and seminar tours in Montreal then Toronto. She’ll then continue to tour in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver in the spring.

Stay tuned for more details as they develop.

Thank you to our regional and national partners and sponsors for welcoming Dr. Keller across Canada.

Halifax partners and sponsors include:
Evolution Studies Group (with assistance from Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, CIFAR); Situating Science Atlantic Node;  Dalhousie University Department of Philosophy and Department of Biology, Mount St. Vincent University; University of King's College; Dalhousie University Health Law Institute; Saint Mary's University Department of Philosophy.

Montreal partners and sponsors include:
Situating Science McGill University Node; Mossman Endowment Lecture Series, McGill University; Dean of Libraries, McGill University
Situating Science UQAM Node; Centre universitaire de recherche sur la science et technologie, UQAM

Toronto partners and sponsors include:
Situating Science Toronto Node; Wiegand Memorial Lecture, UofT; Institute for Science and Technology Studies, York University; Institute for the History and philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto;

Of interest:
The Guardian profile on Dr. Keller, "Fox Among the lab Rats"             HERE

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