The Maternal Imprint: The Contested Science of Maternal-Fetal Effects

Date/Time
Thursday
21 Oct 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location
470 Stephens Hall

Event Type
Colloquium

Sarah S. Richardson
Professor of the History of Science and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard

 

Zoom Link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/93047230881

 

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Please join us for a colloquium talk with Sarah S. Richardson, Professor of the History of Science and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Richardson will be discussing her most recent book, The Maternal Imprint (Chicago, 2021), in which she charts the untold history of the idea that a woman’s health and behavior during pregnancy can have long-term effects on her descendants’ health and welfare. The book offers a critical analysis of conceptual and ethical issues—in particular, the staggering implications for maternal well-being and reproductive autonomy—provoked by the striking rise of epigenetics and fetal origins science in postgenomic biology today.

This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from:  CSTMS • Department of Gender & Women's Studies
Department of Gender & Women's Studies