Butler University’s Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Spring 2014 Speakers Series, titled Identity, Diversity & Activism, presents Julia Serano speaking about I’ll See It When I Believe It: On Gender, Perception, and Nature-versus-Nurture, April 1, 5:30 p.m., in the Pharmacy Building, Room 156.
Admission is free and open to the public.
With thoughtfulness, sharp wit, and a sense of humor, activist and
performance artist Serano draws on her own personal experiences of having been viewed as both female and male, and queer and straight, at different points in her life, to highlight how unconscious assumptions and expectations shape how we view other people.
“As human beings, we tend to be focused on‹and sometimes become fascinated or concerned by how other people do their genders,” Serano says. “Yet we hardly ever take a moment to consider how we see and interpret other people’s genders.”
Serano spent over two decades working as a biologist in the fields of
genetics, evolution, and developmental biology. She combines this background with her knowledge of gender studies in an accessible manner to forward a holistic view of gender and sexuality that transcends the typical nature-versus-nurture debate.