Luana Maroja

Luana is an evolutionary biologist. Her area of research is hybridization and speciation and she has worked with insects, mammals and plants. Luana grew up during dictatorship in Brazil and is concerned with the spread of identity politics, support for speech restrictions and cancel culture on college campuses. Luana is also concerned with the infiltration of ideology in biology and recently co-authored this paper: Luana is one of the coordinators of HxSTEM group.

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Speaker's Title and Institutional/Organizational Affiliation: Professor of Biology, Williams College
Event Type :
Fireside Chat
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Debate, Forum, or HxConversation
Speaking Topics - List up to 5 specific topics or titles, each separated by a semicolon: Merit in Science; sex binary; ideological subversion of biology; systemic racism in stem;
Blackout Dates (Dates speaker is unavailable, Date/Month/Year): none
Distance Willing to Travel: Any/No Limits to Travel Radius
Scholarly Area: STEM
Modality of Event : In Person
Willingness to be recorded: Willing
Speaking Fee (Not including travel/lodging expenses): $0-$2,000 USD
Recent Appearance (1 of 5) -title, host institution, year: Debate: "Its resolved: STEM is systemically racist", MIT, November 2023
Recent Appearance (2 of 5) -title, host institution, year: Debate "Science and Democracy" UNC, Feb 2022
Recent Appearance (3 of 5) -title, host institution, year: Interview with Peter Boghossian:
Recent Appearance (4 of 5) -title, host institution, year: Several podcasts in National Academy of Scholars
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