Dr. Fausto-Sterling is a regular source for media commentary and background interviews. She is one of the nation’s pre-eminent feminist biologists, whose media commentary has bridged scientific advancement and current affairs. She has provided extensive background information and commentary for media outlets such as “Week in Review”, the Washington Post, The New York Times, National Public Radio, among many others. Her groundbreaking work and outspoken views on the most controversial and profound gender, sex and human development issues of our time have sparked new ways for the public to consider entrenched issues. Click here for her full biography.

Dr. Fausto-Sterling is a regular blogger for Psychology Today, Boston Review and The Huffington Post.

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2016

11/13/16, “Zwischen Mars und Venus ist noch Platz”, a German radio program features Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s work. Click here to listen to the broadcast and read the transcript, both in German.

9/27/16, “Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling: The Social Construction of The Body, Feminist Theory & Science”, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is interviewed by Real Feminist Stories. Click here to listen to the Podcast and read the article.

8/9/16, “Pink and Blue”, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Boston Review. Click here to read the article.

3/21/16, “I Can’t Breathe”, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Boston Review. Click here to read the article.

3/16/16, “Pioneering Biologist to Speak at UWF“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is interviewed by inweekly. Click here to read the article.

2/15/16, “This Sex Which Is Not Two“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s Method interview reprinted by The New Inquiry. Click here to read the article.

1/25/16, “Rethinking Evolution“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Boston Review. Click here to read the article.

2015

11/23/15, ““Female Viagra” Is No Feminist Triumph“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Boston Review. Click here to read the article.

11/12/15, “Conversations With Anne Fausto-Sterling“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is interviewed by Method. Click here to read the article.

8/24/15, “CRISPR: The Latest Biotech Hype“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Boston Review. Click here to read the article.

8/11/15, “Cold Case“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Boston Review. Click here to read the article.

6/1/15, “The New New Guidelines“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Boston Review. Click here to read the article.

3/17/15, “Active Queering: Anne Fausto-Sterling, Julie A. Nelson and Mads Ananda Lodahl“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling was featured in an interview by Mads Ananda Lodahl of Almindelig.com. Click here to read the article, and watch the interview.

3/9/15, “Getting Personal“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Boston Review. Click here to read the article.

1/12/15, “One in Five“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Boston Review. Click here to read the article.

2014

12/18/14, “Where Does Gender Come From?“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in Footnote. Click here to read the article.

12/11/14, “Synthesizing Gender“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in Footnote. Click here to read the article.

11/24/14, “Democratic Science“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Boston Review. Click here to read the article.

2014, “My Life Confronting Sexism in Academia“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Hippo Reads. Click here to read the article.

10/13/14, “The Evidence of Memory“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Boston Review. Click here to read the article.

7/21/14, “Of Maggots and Brain Scans“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Boston Review. Click here to read the article.

6/3/14, “The Biology of Fatherhood“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s article was featured in the Boston Review. Click here to read the article.

5/23/14, “The Science of Difference: Let’s Do It Right!“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s featured blog in HuffPost Science. Click here to read the blog.

5/2/14, “The Past and Future of Feminist Science Studies“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s conversation with Evelynn Hammonds on the history of feminist science studies. Click here to watch.

4/28/14, “When you start to look at things differently, you start to ask different questions“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling was featured in an interview by ConvergenceRI. Click here to read the interview.

4/22/14, “An announcement from Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling announces her transition from Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Biology and Gender Studies to Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita. Click here to read the announcement.

1/31/14, “Changing Sex, Changing Sexuality“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s lecture at the University of Utah conference “Changing Sex, Changing Sexuality — Reimagining the Mutability of Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation in Science and Law”. Click here to watch.

2012

An Alternative to Nature V. Nurture: Biology in a Social World“, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling’s conversation with Debbie Weinstein at Brown University. Click here to watch.

2011

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling was featured in an article by the Associated Press. Click here to read the story.

Areas of Expertise

Gender and parenting: how we react differently to boys and girls
Although there is no sex difference in vocalization at birth, many infant girls develop vocal skills sooner than infant boys. Many assume this to be the result of biological differences, but emerging research says otherwise. From motor skills to the type of play young children prefer, parental interactions with babies have actual physiological effects which impact how gender differences develop. In the coming months, Dr. Fausto-Sterling hopes to publish the first report that applies dynamic systems approaches to the study of sex differences in infant vocalization.

Nature or nurture?It’s the wrong question: bringing the debate about difference into a modern framework.
What if nature and nurture aren’t separate but, in fact, are inextricable? Click here to view Dr. Fausto-Sterling’s recent lecture on this subject, delivered in Heidelberg on November 6, 2010.

Is scientific knowledge gendered?
Dr. Fausto-Sterling offers honest, startling insight on science and gender. She asserts that cultural setting – time and place – become part of the production of scientific knowledge. “Where I differ from some of those I take to task is in not denying my politics,” says Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling. “Scientists who do deny their politics—who claim to be objective and unemotional about gender while living in a world where even boats and automobiles are identified by sex—are fooling both themselves and the public at large.

Understanding intersex in a modern framework
Who is a woman? Who is a man? Understanding gender.


Quotes

“To understand difference we must not partition its causes.”

“In a dynamic systems model, nurture is not outside of nature.”

“Dynamic systems theory permits us to understand how cultural difference becomes bodily difference.”

“Scientists who do deny their politics—who claim to be objective and unemotional about gender while living in a world where even boats and automobiles are identified by sex—are fooling both themselves and the public at large.”


Media Inquiry

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