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Dr. Patricia Kaishian ’13: Scientific and Theoretical Lessons from Mycology
October 5, 2022 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Ladonne Heaton Schulman’ 57 Alumnae/i Lecture
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 at 5pm
This year’s speaker, Dr. Patricia Kaishian, graduated from Wheaton College in 2013. She is a mycologist and Visiting Professor of Biology at Bard College in NY. Her research focuses on fungal taxonomy, diversity, evolution, symbiosis, and ecology. She is a co-founder of the International Congress of Armenian Mycologists, which seeks to jointly protect Armenian sovereignty and biodiversity. Patricia also studies philosophy of science, feminist bioscience, and queer theory, exploring how mycology and other scientific disciplines are situated in and informed by our sociopolitical landscape. Her work “The science underground: mycology as a queer discipline” appears in Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience. Her forthcoming book, Forest Euphoria, will be published by Milkweed Editions.
The Ladonne Heaton Schulman Endowed Lecture series’ purpose is to bring distinguished alumnae/i back to campus to talk about their career in science.