I recently earned a generous travel award (CGS SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement) to work on my thesis in England at the University of Exeter under the supervision of Professor John Dupré. My thesis looks explores assesses the methodological, social, and political aspects of Feminist Evolutionary Psychology. I examine how this research progressively responds to past criticisms of substandard scientific practice and androcentrism. However, I also assess, more critically, the ways in which this work continues to perpetuate certain scientific errors and sexist stereotypes. Working with Dr. Dupré was incredibly motivating, and his insight extremely helpful. It was also a privilege to be able to get to know the folks at Egenis the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences and learn about the fascinating, cutting edge research they are all doing.
Above, Sara Weaver on the Centre’s “Promiscuous Pluralists” soccer team.