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02-12-2004

Feminist Philosopher Of Science Sandra Harding To Give Public Lecture At Clarkson

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Sandra Harding, professor of social sciences and comparative education and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, will deliver a lecture at Clarkson University on Monday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in Room 360 of the Science Center building on the Clarkson campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.Sandra Harding

“Science and Technology in a Global Context: Race and Gender Issues” is the subject of her talk.

Harding is a pioneer in the fields of feminist theory and the philosophy of science, and the author or editor of a dozen books, including The Science Question in Feminism (1986) and Whose Science? Whose Knowledge? Thinking from Women’s Lives (1991), both considered classic works. 

Her most recent books include Is Science Multicultural? Postcolonialisms, Feminisms, and Epistemologies (1998); The “Racial” Economy of Science (1993); Science and Other Cultures: Issues in the Philosophies of Science and Technology (2003), co-edited with Robert Figueroa; and Decentering the Center: Philosophy for a Multicultural, Postcolonial and Feminist World (2000), co-edited with Uma Narayan. Several of Harding’s books will be available for purchase at the reception.

Harding has lectured at over 200 universities and conferences around the world. She currently co-edits Signs: A Journal of Women in Culture and Society, one of the most prestigious journals in Women's Studies.

Harding’s appearance at Clarkson was arranged in honor of the celebration in March of Women’s History Month. It is sponsored by the Department of Technical Communications, the Division of Liberal Arts, the Office of Co-Curricular Programs, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of the Vice President for Student and Community Affairs, the President’s Office, and the School of Arts and Sciences.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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