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Meet the Author - Book Chapters

Book chapters for the meet the author sessions during the GSWS Conference: "Doing the Body in the 21st Century."

Meet the Author

The Brain’s Body: Neuroscience and Corporeal Politics (Duke University Press, 2016)

Victoria Pitts-Taylor is professor and chair of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University.

"In The Brain's Body Victoria Pitts-Taylor brings feminist and critical theory to bear on new development in neuroscience to demonstrate how power and inequality are materially and symbolically entangled with neurobiological bodies. Pitts-Taylor is interested in how the brain interacts with and is impacted by social structures, especially in regard to race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability, as well as how those social structures shape neuroscientific knowledge." - Faculty Profile, 1/26/16