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Ashby Dialogue on Feminist Theory and Science

Under the aegis of the 2014-15 Ashby Dialogues for interdisciplinary inquiry, “Feminist Theory and Science,” theoretical physicist Karen Barad (University of California Santa Cruz) will present a lecture titled, “Dis/continuous Re-memberings: Material Entanglements and Temporal Diffractions.” It will be Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall of the UNCG Music Building.

It is part of the 2014-15 Ashby Dialogue on Feminist Theory and Science, one of two Ashby Dialogues this year.

Barad’s talk will challenge assumptions of continuity and experiment with its disruption, taking participants on a journey more akin to an electron’s experience of the world than any story presuming that actors move along trajectories across a stage of spacetime.

Barad is professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness, and co-director of the Science and Justice Training Program, at the University of California at Santa Cruz.. Her publications include “Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning” (2007), and “Nature’s Queer Performativity” (2012).

Named for the late philosopher and Religious Studies Professor Warren Ashby, the Ashby Dialogues are an annual series of interdisciplinary discussions and programs designed to bring the community together to implement Ashby’s concept of the university as “freedom in the search for and service of truth.“

These 2014–15 Ashby Dialogues promote conversations about the wide-ranging concerns of Feminist Science Studies. Barad’s talk is open to the campus community and general public free of charge.

For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth L. Keathley, associate professor of Music History and Women’s & Gender Studies, at elkeathl@uncg.edu.