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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

Interplay Between Feminism and Primate Studies

Feminism is the quest for equality among genders in a world primarily male dominated. Although feminism is typically associated with humans, its impact on primate studies is relevant to which researchers and publications receive notoriety and whether merit plays a role in either. This paper will show how, in feminism among primate studies, research and publication are often dismissed based on gender bias. The inequality among researchers will be discussed. In addition, primates will be portrayed through a feminist point of view. Chimpanzees and Bonobos will be used for comparison and contrast purposes.

Presenter: Jeri Usatch (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Anthropology
Location: 208 Holmes
Time: 9:40 am (Session I)