Lecture: Elizabeth Reis, "Private Parts, Public Problems: Genital Surgeries in the U.S."

April 9, 2013
4:30 pm

Neilson Library Browsing Room, Smith College Northampton
United States
Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Genny Bemyn
413-545-4824

Elizabeth Reis (Smith ‘80) is a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon and the author of Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex (2009). Her current book project, Private Parts, Public Problems: Genital Surgeries in the U.S., examine attitudes toward genital surgeries, including neonatal male circumcision, surgeries for female sexual dysfuntion today and hysteria in the past, cosmetic vaginal surgery, castration for sex offenders, and transsexual and intersex surgeries.