Networking and Professional Development Series - Savannah Garmon - Navigating physics and activism as a transgender woman

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
YQI Seminar Room - 4th Floor See map
17 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Savannah Garmon, assistant professor at the University of Osaka is giving a talk part of the Solid State Seminar Series on her work on Non-Markovian dynamics revealed at the bound state in continuum. She kindly agreed to give a second talk about the internationality of her career as an assistant professor in physics, and her identity as a transgender woman and feminist.

Navigating physics and activism as a transgender woman and feminist

In this talk, I will briefly discuss my experiences as a trans woman and research physicist who transitioned mid-career.  I will also introduce my activist history and talk about balancing that with career obligations.  Finally I will discuss some outcomes from the recent report by the ad hoc committee on LGBT issues in physics, conducted at the behest of the American Physical Society, on which I participated.

This event, part of the YQI Series of talk on Networking and Professional Development, is co-sponsored by the LGBTQ Affinity Group and the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided after the talk to continue the discussion in an informal setting.