An Interview with Anne Fausto-Sterling

Bluestockings Magazine

This interview was originally published in Issue 3 of Bluestockings Magazine.

On July 27, 2013, Bluestockings editor Chanelle Adams sat down with Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling to learn more about her personal views on feminism, gender, and science, building on a previous profile of the academic.

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling received her B.A. in zoology from the University of Wisconsin and her Ph.D. in developmental genetics at Brown University. Fausto-Sterling has taught at Brown for over forty years. A controversial figure throughout her career, she has continually critiqued the lack of a feminist perspective in mainstream scientific research and discussions. She is widely cited in feminist and scientific texts for her work deconstructing the sex/gender binary and her rethinking of the nature-nurture divide.

Professor Fausto-Sterling’s current research applies dynamic systems theory to the study of human development, most recently examining sex differences in bone development and gender behavioral differences in early…

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