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Gender/Sex/ual Diversity: Towards More Liberatory Theory & Measurement

April 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the Talk

Many scientific approaches to gender/sex/uality rely on binaries, and are limiting, inaccurate, and a cause of harm, especially to marginalized groups. In this talk, Dr. Sari van Anders discusses new research about gender/sex/uality that is built for and from gender/sex/ual diversity. These approaches include “the gender/sex 3×3” – a new and simple framework for asking about and analysing gender/sex data – and “sexual configurations theory” – an innovative and nuanced approach to modeling, visualizing, and measuring gender/sex/uality. Dr. van Anders highlights how this research provides a science of gender/sex/ual diversity that is more empirical, accurate, and just.


About the Speaker

Dr. Sari van Anders is a leader in feminist bioscience and sex research. Her award-winning research spans across natural, social and health sciences, to the arts, and humanities. The research contributes to our understandings of sexual phenomena like orgasm, fantasy, desire, and pornography – as well as larger related constructs like gender and sexual diversity.