Intersex: Beyond the Binary

Thu, 06/08/2017 -
13:30 to 18:00
Los Angeles, CA, 314 Royce Hall, UCLA

Recent controversies about the medical management of intersex individuals challenge the common idea that intersex should be considered first from the biomedical point of view, and second with an eye on ethical and socio-political issues. What does ‘caring’ mean when dealing with intersex as an issue that is at the same time biomedical, ethical, and political? What kind of transformation does the acknowledgment of intersex individuals entail for our society and democracy? This symposium brings together biologists, philosophers, and social scientists in order to rethink both the sexed and gendered structure of our societies as well as the status given to intersex individuals.

This event is free and open to the public.

Ellen Feder – American University
Eric Vilain – University of California, Los Angeles
Georgiann Davis, University of Las Vegas
Vernon Rosario – University of California, Los Angeles

Moderated by Anne Le Goff and Vanessa Nurock – EPIDAPO

Presented by EPIDAPO, CNRS and University of California, Los Angeles , with the support of the CNRS grant “GDRI Forms of Life.”  Co-sponsored by the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics and the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States.

A reception will follow