Announcement: Dr. Jigna Desai, “Contesting Nueral Citizenship: Feminist Crip of Color Neurocultures”

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Artist: Karen Norberg, Location: Boston Museum of Science

Please join us for a talk, Contesting Nueral Citizenship: Feminist Crip of Color Neurocultures, by Dr. Jigna Desai on Monday, March 7, 2:00-3:30pm in CLA 3.210. The description is below.

“With the emergence and rise of neural knowledge and its mainstreaming in contemporary culture and society, new forms of knowledge are transforming how we identify, understand, and manage personhood and citizenship vis-a-vis conceptions of “normal” and “abnormal” brains. In short, we live in an era characterized by neurocentrism where the brain is seen as central to explaining who we are. Drawing on intersectional feminist, queer, and disability theories of biopolitics and citizenship, the presentation addresses contestations over our neural selves, imagining feminist crip of color possibilities.”

Dr. Desai teaches at the University of Minnesota.

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