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Queer Science!

Queer Science!

By Queer Science!
A podcast exploring the intersection of science, society, and queerness. Intertwining personal interviews and audio storytelling, this podcast aims to challenge the current discourse of diversity in STEM to empower marginalized voices and think critically about the ways in which science is done.
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A Queer Scientist’s “Just Transition” to Politics

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A Queer Scientist’s “Just Transition” to Politics
In the final episode of the season, Queer Science! hosts R and Bri interview Dr. Devyani Singh, a scientist who ran for public office in Vancouver, BC this past year. We learn more about her experiences as an immigrant and queer woman in STEM, her work on climate and energy policy, and what motivated her shift into politics. You can access a transcript of this episode here: Follow us on: Twitter: queer_science Instagram: queer_sci Facebook: Queer Science Anchor: https://anchor.fm/queerscience Support us on: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/queerscience GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/queer-science-podcast Things mentioned in this episode: Dr. Devyani Singh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kumari_Devyani BC Greens Six Core Principles: https://www.bcgreens.ca/6_core_green_principles
35:39
December 18, 2020
ADHD, COVID-19, & Neurodiversity
For the fourth episode, career and mental health counselor Wesley Jackson Wade joins Bri and R for a discussion on neurodiversity as he shares both his professional and personal experiences with ADHD, as well as different approaches to substance use. We also talk about how we can push forward against a broken system during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can access a transcript of this episode here: https://www.queerscience.show/podcasts/4/adhd-covid-19-neurodiversity Follow us on: Twitter: queer_science Instagram: queer_sci Facebook: Queer Science Anchor: https://anchor.fm/queerscience Support us on: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/queerscience GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/queer-science-podcast Things mentioned in this episode: Wes’ Podcast, “Peace Love Power”: https://www.stitcher.com/show/peace-love-power ADHD in Adults: https://www.additudemag.com/statistics-of-adhd/ ADHD in Women: https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/features/adhd-in-women ADHD in Black and LatinX Populations: https://www.additudemag.com/race-and-adhd-how-people-of-color-get-left-behind/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3691530/ Carl Hart’s Book “High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society”: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/high-price-carl-hart#:~:text=High%20Price%20is%20the%20harrowing,to%20help%20save%20real%20lives. Rats & Addiction Study: https://www.pnas.org/content/105/44/17145
34:02
November 19, 2020
Dear Science, Bisexual Men Exist
Special guest Sam Simon joins us for another episode where we talk about her experiences as a bisexual person, and about the harmfulness of bisexual erasure. R and Bri also share their frustrations with a biphobic research paper that was published in a major scientific journal this summer. Sam Simon, MA.Ed., LCMHCA, NCC is a bisexual identifying clinical mental health counselor, and Ph.D. student studying counselor wellness with a history of working in outpatient, hospital, agency, and college counseling settings. You can access a transcript of this episode here: https://www.queerscience.show/podcasts/3/dear-science-bisexual-men-exist. Follow us on: Twitter: queer_science Instagram: queer_sci Facebook: Queer Science Anchor: https://anchor.fm/queerscience Support us on: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/queerscience GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/queer-science-podcast Things mentioned in this episode: PNAS Study: https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/07/14/2003631117 Gaby Dunn: https://www.instagram.com/gabyroad/?hl=en Kinsey Scale Outdated: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kinseys-scale-is-so-1948_b_2362996 Dr. J. Michael Bailey's History of Transphobia: https://www.transgendermap.com/politics/psychology/j-michael-bailey/ Dr. Bailey's Previous Studies on Bisexuality; New York Times coverage of them: https://whatsnew2day.com/scientist-admits-that-bisexuality-exists-in-u-turn-of-2005-study/
21:51
October 8, 2020
Calling in Gay to Work
In this episode, R and Bri talk about mental health and psychology with special guest Sam Simon. Our discussion topics include Freud, the DSM, and a group of Swedes who called in gay to work. Sam Simon, MA.Ed., LCMHCA, NCC is a bisexual identifying clinical mental health counselor, and Ph.D. student studying counselor wellness with a history of working in outpatient, hospital, agency, and college counseling settings. A transcript of this episode can be found here: https://www.queerscience.show/podcasts/2/calling-in-gay-to-work Follow us on: Twitter: queer_science Instagram: queer_sci Facebook: Queer Science Anchor: https://anchor.fm/queerscience Support us on: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/queerscience GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/queer-science-podcast Things mentioned in this episode: Freud and homosexuality: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychoanalysis-unplugged/202005/was-freud-gay-friendly Swedes who called in gay to work: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/63529/time-swedes-called-gay-work Removing gender dysphoria from the DSM: https://www.thetaskforce.org/invalidating-transgender-identities-progress-and-trouble-in-the-dsm-5/
31:15
September 7, 2020
Fighting for a Just Science
In our first ever episode, podcast hosts R and Bri explore what queer science looks like with special guest Dr. Jamila Simpson. Unpacking how to go beyond diversity and inclusion in STEM to start fighting for justice, we reflect on the importance of representation and empowerment for marginalized groups in science. Dr. Simpson serves as Assistant Dean for Academic Programs, Student Diversity and Engagement, for the College of Sciences at NC State University.  A transcript of this episode can be found here: https://www.queerscience.show/podcasts/1/fighting-for-a-just-science Follow us on: Twitter: queer_science Instagram: queer_sci Facebook: Queer Science Anchor: https://anchor.fm/queerscience Support us on: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/queerscience GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/queer-science-podcast Things mentioned in this episode: Draw a Scientist Test: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draw-a-Scientist_Test Angela Davis speaking at Chapman University:  https://www.thepantheronline.com/news/justice-angela-davis-talks-beyond-inclusion https://sites.chapman.edu/capstoneprojectsinpeacestudies/2018/04/16/keynote-speaker-angela-davis-we-must-lift-in-order-to-rise/
26:53
August 4, 2020