Ways with Words | Beyond Binaries

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Ways with Words | Beyond Binaries || Radcliffe Institute

Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

John Huth, Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute, and Donner Professor of Science, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

For adults and children, gender identification is often tethered to language shaped by culture. This panel will explore how the use of language—particularly pronouns in different circumstances—childhood development, and social and gender stereotyping all affect the use and perception of language.

Rebecca Bigler (27:58), Professor of Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Wesley Thomas (42:49), Professor of Diné Cultural Studies, Chair of School of Diné Studies & Law Studies, and Dean of School of Graduate Studies & Research, Navajo Technical University

Bear Bergman (1:01:20), Author, poet, playwright, and theater artist

Moderator: Stephen (Stephanie) Burt, Professor of English, Harvard University