Science Studies Workshop on Classification May 15

Science Studies Workshop on Classification May 15

Friday, May 15th – Natural Divisions? The Impact of Classification Schemes on Culture and Society: day-long workshop

The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies presents:

Natural Divisions?  The Impact of Classification Schemes on Culture and Society

Friday, May 15th 2015 | 10:30-5:00 pm

Room 5307

A day long workshop at the CUNY, Graduate Center exploring the implications of human classification across a range of different domains – science, social behavior, education, literature, and the arts.
Natural Divisions Flyer

 

Schedule

10:30 – 10:45 am: Jesse Prinz (Philosophy) | Introduction

10:45 – 11:15 am: Rachel Kravetz (English) | “J.G. Frazer and the Grotesque”

11:15 – 11:30 am: Break

11:30am – 12:00 pm: Rochelle Rives (English) | “Criminal Types: Joseph Conrad and the Sciences of Detection.”

12:00 – 12:30 pm: Andreas Killen (History) | “Sciences of Expression in Weimar Germany”

12:30 – 1:45 pm: Lunch recess

1:45 – 2:15 pm: Ken Guest (Anthropology) | “Challenging Biological Essentialism in the Anthropology Classroom”

2:15 – 2:45 pm: Christina Nadler (Sociology) | “Categories and Care: Social Distinctions with Material Consequences”

2:45 – 3:00 pm : Break

3:00 – 3:30 pm: Tiwi Marira (Industrial / Organizational Psychology) | “Colorism and Classism: Exploring New Antecedents and Old Consequences”

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Julie Maybee (Philosophy and Disability Studies) | “Impairment and Biology”

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Reception