Women and gender conference opens March 1

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host a student research conference “Science and Gender Matters: No Limits 2013” on March 1-2.

The keynote address on March 1 will feature Janet Kourany, a feminist philosopher of science at the University of Notre Dame. Her lecture, “But What Happens When the Scientists are Women,” will issue a challenge to move beyond the assumption that science will be less sound if women conduct it because they are less analytically gifted than men. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is 4:30 p.m. in the Sheldon Museum of Art.

A roundtable on March 2 will feature Sarah Gervais, professor of psychology, and students from her research group. They will discuss “Applying Gender to Psychology Research: Helping Students Create New Knowledge,” at 2:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. The students will discuss their experience working with Gervais’ research team, which applies a gendered analysis to psychology research and works on topics like objectification, obesity stigma, and self-sexualization.

For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/ps9.