Maryam Zekavat is a member of the MIT Women in Engineering Sciences organization and a student of Engineering at MIT.

Nancy Bauer is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Academic Affairs for Arts and Sciences at Tufts University. A specialist in feminist philosophy, philosophy and film, phenomenology and existentialism, and philosophy of the ordinary, she is the author of How to Do Things With Pornography (Harvard University Press, 2015) and of Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Feminism (Columbia University Press, 2001), as well as numerous articles for academic and popular audiences. Most of her writing is concerned in one way or another with the attenuation of philosophy’s social relevance in the wake of its professionalization in the 20th century.

Please join us for a Pre-Show Symposia with Maryam and Nancy to discuss their work and hear a modern day perspective on what life is like as a young vanguard of scientific research and engineering!