“Forced Life: Female Sexual Reproduction as Panacea and Poison in the Sixth Age of Extinction”
Juno Parreñas, assistant professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies at The Ohio State University, will present “Forced Life: Female Sexual Reproduction as Panacea and Poison in the Sixth Age of Extinction” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219. Parreñas is speaking as part of the Spring 2020 seminar series, New Directions in Environmental Humanities — this talk was organized with Princeton’s Department of Anthropology and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Orangutan rehabilitation centers foster the reproduction of a critically endangered species. But what appears to be a panacea for biodiversity loss and agricultural industrialization works as a poison for female orangutans that face systematic sexual violence. Parreñas will use interdisciplinary qualitative methods of animal behavioral sampling, participant observation, discourse analysis, archival research and interviews to explain how human cultural values shape the unfolding of the sixth age of extinction.
This event is free and open to the public. Additional speakers and dates in this series are:
“Continent in Dust, Continent in Flux: Experiments in a Chinese Weather System”
Jerry Zee, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of California-Santa Cruz
“Theory Underwater: Diving Memoirs, Vampire Squid and Speculative Fiction”
Melody Jue, Assistant Professor of English, University of California-Santa Barbara
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