Past Event

Greta LaFleur - Extinction Thresholds: Toward an Environmental Theory of Early Sexuality

November 13, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Event time is displayed in your time zone.
Schemerhorn Extension (Room 754), Columbia University, 1200 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

Event Description: 

If sexology (the science of sex) came into being in the nineteenth century, the how did statesmen, scientists, and everyday people make meaning out of sex before that point? In this talk, Greta LaFleur explores how eighteenth-century natural history (the study of organic life in its environment, and a major source of development for early race science) actually provided the intellectual foundations for the later development of the scientific study of sex.

Event Speaker: 

Greta LaFleur is an Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies at Yale University.

Event Information: 

Free and open to the public. Hosted by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and cosponsored by the Department of History, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities