Anne Fausto-Sterling is the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Biology and Gender Studies in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University. She is past Chair of the Faculty Committee on Science & Technology Studies.
In addition to having served on the Brown faculty for more than 40 years, Anne Fausto-Sterling has been a visiting professor at a number of institutions in the US and abroad in departments of Biology, Medical Science, Gender Studies and Science Studies. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, she has received grants and fellowships in both the sciences and the humanities.
Author of scientific publications in developmental genetics, gender studies and science studies, Professor. Fausto-Sterling has achieved recognition for works that challenge entrenched scientific beliefs while engaging with the general public.
Professor Fausto-Sterling's past laboratory work has included studies of the genetics of development in fruit flies and the developmental ecology of flatworms. Her current work applies dynamic systems theory to the study of human development. Professor Fausto-Sterling currently studies the emergence of gender differences in behavior in early childhood and the emergence of human sexuality.
A more detailed biography may be found in the Sept. 2005 issue of Current Biography or by clicking on the link under "On the Web" on this web site.
|Joel, Daphna, Fausto-Sterling, Anne. "Beyond sex differences: new approaches for thinking about variation in brain structure and function." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 371, no. 1688, 2016, pp. 20150451.|
|Fausto-Sterling, Anne. "On the Critiques of the Concept of Sex." differences, vol. 27, no. 1, 2016, pp. 189-205.|
|Fausto-Sterling, Anne. "How else can we study sex differences in early infancy?." Dev Psychobiol, 2015, pp. n/a-n/a.|
|Fausto-Sterling, Anne. "Intersex: Concept of multiple sexes is not new." J. Geophys. Res., vol. 519, no. 7543, 2015, pp. 291-291.|
|Fausto-Sterling, Anne, Crews, David, Sung, Jihyun, García-Coll, Cynthia, Seifer, Ronald. "Multimodal sex-related differences in infant and in infant-directed maternal behaviors during months three through twelve of development." Developmental Psychology, vol. 51, no. 10, 2015, pp. 1351-66.|
|Fausto-Sterling, Anne, Touraille, Priscille. "Autour des critiques du concept de sexe. Entretien avec Anne Fausto-Sterling." gss, no. 12, 2014.|
|Ahl RE, Fausto-Sterling A, García-Coll C, Seifer R. "Gender and discipline in 5-12-month-old infants: a longitudinal study." Infant Behavior and Development, vol. 36, no. 2, 2013, pp. 199-209.|
|Sung, Jihyun, Fausto-Sterling, Anne, Garcia Coll, Cynthia, Seifer, Ronald. "The Dynamics of Age and Sex in the Development of Mother-Infant Vocal Communication Between 3 and 11 Months." Infancy, vol. 18, no. 6, 2013, pp. 1135-1158.|
|Fausto-Sterling, A. "Not Your Grandma's Genetics: Some Theoretical Notes." Psychology of Women Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 4, 2012, pp. 411-418.|
|Fausto-Sterling A, Coll CG, Lamarre M. "Sexing the baby: Part 1--What do we really know about sex differentiation in the first three years of life?." Social Science & Medicine, vol. 74, no. 11, 2012, pp. 1684-92.|
|Fausto-Sterling A, Coll CG, Lamarre M. "Sexing the baby: Part 2--Applying dynamic systems theory to the emergences of sex-related differences in infants and toddlers." Social Science & Medicine, vol. 74, no. 11, 2012, pp. 1693-702.|
|Fausto-Sterling A. "The dynamic development of gender variability." Journal of homosexuality, vol. 59, no. 3, 2012, pp. 398-421.|
|Fausto-Sterling, Anne. "A Review of “Sex Differences: Summarizing More Than a Century of Scientific Research”." Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, vol. 14, no. 1, 2010, pp. 79-81.|
|Fausto-Sterling A. "The bare bones of race." Social Studies of Science, vol. 38, no. 5, 2008, pp. 657-94.|
|Fausto-Sterling, Anne. "Frameworks of desire." Daedalus, vol. 136, no. 2, 2007, pp. 47-57.|
|Braun L, Fausto-Sterling A, Fullwiley D, Hammonds EM, Nelson A, Quivers W, Reverby SM, Shields AE. "Racial categories in medical practice: how useful are they?." PLOS Medicine, vol. 4, no. 9, 2007, pp. e271.|
|Braun L, Fausto-Sterling A. "Science and technology studies: its relevance to medical education and the practice of medicine." Medicine and health, Rhode Island, vol. 89, no. 9, 2006, pp. 316-8.|
|Fausto-Sterling, Anne. "The case of the female orgasm: Bias in the science of evolution." J. Hist. Behav. Sci., vol. 42, no. 4, 2006, pp. 406-407.|
|Fausto‐Sterling, Anne. "The Bare Bones of Sex: Part 1—Sex and Gender." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 30, no. 2, 2005, pp. 1491-1527.|
|FAUSTO-STERLING, A. "Refashioning Race: DNA and the Politics of Health Care." differences, vol. 15, no. 3, 2004, pp. 1-37.|
|Gilbert SF, Fausto-Sterling A. "Educating for social responsibility: changing the syllabus of developmental biology." The International journal of developmental biology, vol. 47, no. 2-3, 2003, pp. 237-44.|
|Hull CL, Fausto-Sterling A. "How sexually dimorphic are we? Review and synthesis." American Journal of Human Biology, vol. 15, no. 1, 2003, pp. 112-5; author reply 115-6.|
|Fausto-Sterling A. "Science matters, culture matters." Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, vol. 46, no. 1, 2003, pp. 109-24.|
|Reumann M, Fausto-Sterling A. "Notions of heredity in the correspondence of Edwin Grant Conklin." Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, vol. 44, no. 3, 2001, pp. 414-25.|
|Phornphutkul C, Fausto-Sterling A, Gruppuso PA. "Gender self-reassignment in an XY adolescent female born with ambiguous genitalia." Pediatrics, vol. 106, no. 1 Pt 1, 2000, pp. 135-7.|
|Blackless M, Charuvastra A, Derryck A, Fausto-Sterling A, Lauzanne K, Lee E. "How sexually dimorphic are we? Review and synthesis." American Journal of Human Biology, vol. 12, no. 2, 2000, pp. 151-166.|
|Fausto-Sterling A. "The five sexes, revisited." The Sciences, vol. 40, no. 4, 2000, pp. 18-23.|
|Fausto-Sterling A. "On their own." Science, vol. 279, no. 5354, 1998, pp. 1113-4.|
|Fausto-Sterling, Anne. "Beyond Difference: A Biologist's Perspective." Journal of Social Issues, vol. 53, no. 2, 1997, pp. 233-258.|
|Fausto-Sterling A. "Science: the broader context." Science, vol. 273, no. 5279, 1996, pp. 1157-8.|
|Fausto-Sterling A. "Animals models for the development of human sexuality: a critical evaluation." Journal of homosexuality, vol. 28, no. 3-4, 1995, pp. 217-36.|
|Fausto-Sterling A, Balaban E. "Genetics and male sexual orientation." Science, vol. 261, no. 5126, 1993, pp. 1257; author reply 1259.|
|Fausto-Sterling A. "Life in the XY corral." Women's studies international forum, vol. 12, no. 3, 1989, pp. 319-31.|
|Fausto-Sterling A, Hsieh L. "In vitro culture of Drosophila imaginal disc cells: aggregation, sorting out, and differentiative abilities." Developmental Biology, vol. 120, no. 1, 1987, pp. 284-93.|
|Fausto-Sterling A, Muckenthaler FA, Hsieh L, Rosenblatt PL. "Some determinants of cellular adhesiveness in an embryonic cell line from Drosophila melanogaster." The Journal of experimental zoology, vol. 234, no. 1, 1985, pp. 47-55.|
|Fausto-Sterling A, Hsieh L. "The behavior during the initial phase of in vitro aggregation of dissociated imaginal disc cells from Drosophila melanogaster." Developmental Biology, vol. 100, no. 2, 1983, pp. 339-49.|
|Fausto-Sterling A, Smith-Schiess H. "Interactions between FUSED and ENGRAILED, Two Mutations Affecting Pattern Formation in DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER." Genetics, vol. 101, no. 1, 1982, pp. 71-80.|
|Muckenthaler FA, Fausto-Sterling A. "Normal and lectin-mediated aggregation in aDrosophila cell line." Wilhelm Roux's archives of developmental biology, vol. 190, no. 2, 1981, pp. 118-122.|
|Schaefer RE, Kidwell MG, Fausto-Sterling A. "Hybrid Dysgenesis in DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER: Morphological and Cytological Studies of Ovarian Dysgenesis." Genetics, vol. 92, no. 4, 1979, pp. 1141-52.|
|Fausto-Sterling A. "Pattern formation in the wing veins of the fused mutant (Drosophila melanogaster)." Developmental Biology, vol. 63, no. 2, 1978, pp. 358-69.|
|Fausto-Sterling A, Weiner AJ, Digan ME. "Analysis of a newly-isolated temperature sensitive maternal effect mutation of Drosophila melanogaster." The Journal of experimental zoology, vol. 200, no. 2, 1977, pp. 199-209.|
|Fausto-Sterling A. "Studies on the female sterile mutant rudimentary of Drosophila melanogaster. II. An analysis of aspartate transcarbamylase and dihydroorotase activities in wild-type and rudimentary strains." Biochemical genetics, vol. 15, no. 7-8, 1977, pp. 803-15.|
|Fausto-Sterling A, Hsieh L. "Studies on the female-sterile mutant rudimentary of Drosophila melanogaster. 1. An analysis of the rudimentary wing phenotype." Developmental Biology, vol. 51, no. 2, 1976, pp. 269-81.|
|Ellis HI, Levitt M, Fausto-Sterling A. "Cuban science." Science, vol. 186, no. 4170, 1974, pp. 1159.|
|Fausto-Sterling A, Zheutlin LM, Brown PR. "Rates of RNA synthesis during early embryogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster." Developmental Biology, vol. 40, no. 1, 1974, pp. 78-83.|
|Fausto-Sterling A. "On the timing and place of action during embryogenesis of the female-sterile mutants fused and rudimentary Drosophila melanogaster." Developmental Biology, vol. 26, no. 3, 1971, pp. 452-63.|
|Fausto-Sterling A. "Studies on the sterility phenotype of the pleiotropic mutant fused of Drosophila melanogaster." The Journal of experimental zoology, vol. 178, no. 3, 1971, pp. 343-50.|
Professor Fausto-Sterling is applying dynamic systems theory to the study of human development. Newspapers are awash with reports of genes for this or that complex human trait (obesity, alcoholism, homosexuality, gender differences in math and science). A great divide exists between people who accept biological explanations of human difference and those who reject biology in favor of social explanations. My big ambition is to restructure dichotomous conversations--inside the academy, in public discourse, and ultimately in the framing of social policy--in order to enable an understanding of the inseparability of nature/nurture. Dynamic systems theory permits us to understand how cultural difference becomes bodily difference. Professor Fausto-Sterling's currently studies the emergence of gender differences in behavior in early childhood.
Publications are listed and available for download on annefaustosterling.com
|Seifer, Ronald||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
Professor Fausto-Sterling has taught courses in developmental biology, gender studies and in science and technology studies.