Alice Dreger: The Intersex Body

Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 9:30am

Event Info


$5 in advance, $10 at the door


Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center

400 S. State St.





Chicago Humanities Festival

In this program, Alice Dreger addresses the human experience of being born with a body that does not fit the usual definitions of male or female. Now called persons with intersex, these people were once referred to as hermaphrodites. Dreger’s lecture will touch on what, historically, happened to people with intersex and incorporate insights that can be gleaned from the narratives of those living with sex anomalies.

Alice Dreger is a professor in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University in Chicago and is recognized as an eminent researcher and advocate for persons with intersex. Her work has been covered by the New York Times and Science, and she has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and the BBC.

For more information and tickets, go to the Chicago Humanities Festival website.