Rebecca M. Jordan-Young
1963 (age 55–56)
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Known for||Author of Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences|
|Awards||Guggenheim Fellowship (2016)|
|Fields||Sex, gender and sexuality|
Rebecca M. Jordan-Young (born 1963), is an American sociomedical scientist whose research focuses on sex, gender and sexuality, as well as the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS. She is the Tow Associate Professor for Distinguished Scholars and the Chair of the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College.
Life and career
Jordan-Young was a principal investigator and deputy director of the Social Theory Core at the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research of the National Development and Research Institutes. She has served as a health disparities scholar sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. In 2008, Jordan-Young was a visiting scholar in cognitive neuroscience at the International School for Advanced Studies.
She is the author of Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences, a critical analysis of scientific research supporting the theory that psychological sex differences in humans are "hard-wired" into the brain. Jordan-Young argues that studies of “human brain organization theory,” fail to meet scientific standards.
In Out of Bounds? A Critique of the New Policies on Hyperandrogenism in Elite Female Athletes, a collaborative article with Katrina Karkazis, Georgiann Davis, and Silvia Camporesi, published in 2012 in the American Journal of Bioethics, the authors argue that a new sex testing policy by the International Association of Athletics Federations aimed at intersex women athletes will not protect against breaches of privacy, will require athletes to undergo unnecessary treatment in order to compete, and will intensify "gender policing". They recommend that athletes be able to compete in accordance with their legal gender.
- Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences. Harvard University Press. October 2011. ISBN 9780674063518.
- Karkazis, Katrina; Jordan-Young, Rebecca (April 2018). "The Powers of Testosterone: Obscuring Race and Regional Bias in the Regulation of Women Athletes". Feminist Formations. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.19472.71681. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
- Jordan-Young, Rebecca; Fine, Cordelia; Rippon, Gina; Kaiser, Anelis; Joel, Daphna (July 2017). "Letter to the Editor | Journal of Neuroscience research policy on addressing sex as a biological variable: Comments, clarifications, and elaborations". Journal of Neuroscience Research. Wiley. 95 (7): 1357–1359. doi:10.1002/jnr.24045. PMID 28225166.
- Jordan-Young, Rebecca; Karkazis, Katrina (22 May 2015). "Debating a testosterone "sex gap"". Science. American Association for the Advancement of Science. 348 (6237): 858–886. doi:10.1126/science.aab1057. PMID 25999490.
- Jordan-Young, Rebecca; Rippon, Gina; Fine, Cordelia; Kaiser, Anelis; Joel, Daphna (November–December 2014). "Reaction to "Equal ≠ The Same: Sex Differences in the Human Brain"". Cerebrum. Dana Foundation. 2014.
- Jordan-Young, Rebecca; Fine, Cordelia; Rippon, Gina; Kaiser, Anelis (28 August 2014). "Recommendations for sex/gender neuroimaging research: key principles and implications for research design, analysis and interpretation". Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Frontiers. 8 (650): 1–13. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00650. PMC 4147717. PMID 25221493.
- Jordan-Young, Rebecca; Sonksen, Peter H.; Karkazis, Katrina (28 April 2014). "Sex, health, and athletes". BMJ. BMA. 348 (248): g2926. doi:10.1136/bmj.g2926. PMID 24776640.
- Jordan-Young, Rebecca; Fine, Cordelia; Rippon, Gina; Kaiser, Anelis (November 2013). "Plasticity, plasticity, plasticity…and the rigid problem of sex". Trends in Cognitive Sciences. Elsevier. 17 (11): 550–551. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2013.08.010. PMID 24176517.
- Jordan-Young, Rebecca; Rumiati, Raffaella I. (December 2012). "Hardwired for sexism? Approaches to sex/gender in neuroscience". Neuroethics, special issue: Neuroscience and Sex/Gender. Springer. 5 (3): 305–315. doi:10.1007/s12152-011-9134-4.
- Jordan-Young, Rebecca; Karkazis, Katrina; Davis, Georgiann; Camporesi, Silvia (July 2012). "Out of Bounds? A Critique of the New Policies on Hyperandrogenism in Elite Female Athletes". American Journal of Bioethics. 12 (7): 3–16. doi:10.1080/15265161.2012.680533. PMC 5152729. PMID 22694023.
- Jordan-Young, Rebecca (June 2012). "Hormones, context, and "Brain Gender": A review of evidence from congenital adrenal hyperplasia". Social Science & Medicine. 74 (11): 1738–1744. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.08.026.
- Karkazis, Katrina; Jordan-Young, Rebecca (April 26, 2018). "The testosterone rule targets global south athletes like Caster Semenya". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
- Karkazis, Katrina; Jordan-Young, Rebecca (April 2014). "The Trouble With Too Much T". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
- Karkazis, Katrina; Jordan-Young, Rebecca (June 2012). "You Say You're a Woman? That Should Be Enough". The New York Times.
- "Jordan-Young, Rebecca M., 1963-". viaf.org. VIAF. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
- Staff report (December 29, 2010). Fluid movement How men and women are less different than you think. The Economist
- Johnson, Jane'a; McLean, Lindsey (December 1, 2011). New Directions in Gender and Sexuality Studies: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Rebecca Jordan- Young, and Alondra Nelson Will Be Featured in Winter Quarter. CSW Update
- Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences, Harvard University Press, September 2010.
- Rivers, Caryl; Barnett, Rosalind C. (August 5, 2011). Confronting Gender Anxiety. Education Week
- Karkazis, Katrina; Davis, Georgiann; Jordan-Young, Rebecca; Camporesi, Silvia (2012). "Out of Bounds? A Critique of the New Policies on Hyperandrogenism in Elite Female Athletes". American Journal of Bioethics. 12 (7): 3–16. doi:10.1080/15265161.2012.680533. PMC 5152729. PMID 22694023.
- Rip up new Olympic sex test rules, Katrina Karkazis and Rebecca Jordan-Young in New Scientist, 23 July 2012.
- "Rebecca Jordan-Young". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-25.