Join us after each Sunday matinee performance of The How and The Why for a talk about the artistic process, ideas and themes with these special guests.
Sunday, Oct 30, 3:30-4pm
with actors Karen Trumbo and Gwendolyn Duffy, Director Philip Cuomo and Assistant Director Joellen Sweeney, moderated by Dramaturg Jessica Dart.
Sunday, November 6, 3:30-4pm
Feminism, Science, Politics & Philosophy
with Dr. Sharyn Clough, Professor of Philosophy at OSU, who specialized in the philosophy of science and epistemology more generally, with a focus on the intersection between these areas and feminist theory. Dramaturgical research for The How and The Why led the artists to Clough’s article on Margie Profet’s toxic sperm hypothesis.
Dr. Sharyn Clough teaches courses in the study of knowledge, especially scientific knowledge. Her research examines the complex ways in which science and politics are interwoven, and the notions of objectivity that can be salvaged once this complexity is acknowledged. She is the Director of Phronesis Lab where she and her team test philosophical hypotheses (Phronesis Lab: Experiments in Engaged Ethics). She is the author of Beyond Epistemology: A Pragmatist Approach to Feminist Science Studies, and the editor of Siblings Under the Skin: Feminism, Social Justice and Analytic Philosophy. In addition, she has written a number of essays on science and values for journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Studies in the History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Metascience, Perspectives in Science, and Social Philosophy. She is currently writing a book for a general audience on science and politics.
Sunday, November 13, 3:30-4pm
Women in Science Portland
with Maria Purice and Biliana Veleva-Rotse. The Women in Science Portland Organization provides professional and personal development opportunities to early career scientists and professionals, particularly students and post-docs, placing special emphasis on the support and growth of women in science. These goals will be met through inspirational mentors, informative workshops, community outreach, networking opportunities, and other programming designed to promote healthy and productive environments for addressing issues related to the development and retention of women in science.