Heather Shattuck-Heidorn

Biocultural anthropologist and health scholar, cofounder and assistant director of the Harvard GenderSci Lab.

I study gender and sex in science and human biology. Using an intersectional framework, I investigate how we can better theorize and operationalize gender in scientific research and how our biology is mediated and influenced by our gendered, raced environments. As an example of my work, see my recent article on how gender/sex and race interact in COVID-19 outcomes, or my recent piece on thinking beyond binary categories of sex in human biology

I primarily teach within feminist STS and theory courses and medical/biocultural anthropology. I also write for the public about science as a social process and how gender is considered in scientific research. See my recent op-ed in the NYT (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/opinion/sex-differences-covid.html) for an example, or my work at the Harvard GenderSci Lab (www.genderscilab.org).

Delighted to be in Portland ME, at the University of Southern Maine.

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