This week’s guest is Dr. Heather Shattuck-Heidorn, an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine. Dr. Shattuck-Heidorn is also the Director of Engaged Communications at the Harvard GenderSci Lab. She tells Chris and Cara about the importance of interdisciplinary collaborations and critical thought in producing and communicating good science. She also delves into how to address sex and gender in science and why biological anthropology is particularly well-suited for a better understanding of these important variables.

You can contact Dr. Shattuck-Heidorn at and follow her on Twitter @HeatherSH22

Learn more about the GenderSci Lab at

Read Dr. Shattuck-Heidorn and colleagues critique on the study finding sex differences in COVID outcomes here:

And read her recent AJHB piece with Dr. Zachary DuBois on challenging the sex binary here:…e3EsulNoXBnDZ

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