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Prof. Dr. Jennifer Robertson
(University of Michigan, USA)

"Cyborg-ableism in robotics and high tech prosthetics / gender aspects of robotics in Japan"

December 16, 2015

Jennifer Robertson (University of Michigan) will be giving a talk on the topic of Gender and Robotics in Japan in the course of the Seminar "Technofuture Japan - Visions, Innovations and Institutions", hosted by Susanne Brucksch and Cosima Wagner in Japanese Studies. GEAS members, faculty and other interested parties are cordially invited to join.

Jennifer Robertson is Professor of Anthropology and the History of Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has non-budgeted appointments as Professor of Art & Design and Professor of Women's Studies, and is a faculty associate in the Anthropology/History Program. Robertson is a former director and member of the Center for Japanese Studies, and an associate in the Science, Society and Technology Program, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and Center for South Asian Studies. Her six books and seventy articles and chapters address a wide spectrum of subjects ranging from the 17th century to the present, sex and gender systems and ideologies, mass and popular culture, nostalgia and internationalization, urbanism, theater and performance, votive and folk art, imperialism and colonialism, eugenics and bioethics, and robotics. Der Vortrag wurde gemeinsam von der Japanologie und der Graduate School of East Asian Studies angeboten.