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Bearded Lady Project – Film, exhibit explore work of female paleontologists


“According to paleontologist Ellen Currano, a woman working in a male-dominated field, some days would be easier if she had a beard.

The bearded ladies of UC Berkeley (@source)

On one of those days a few years ago, Currano blew off her professional stress by joking about the concept with friend and filmmaker Lexi Jamieson Marsh. The joke sparked a serious idea, though, which is making its world premiere tonight at the University of Wyoming.

Currano, a UW assistant professor in the Department of Botany, teamed with Marsh and photographer Kelsey Vance to create a documentary film and photography project exploring the work of female paleontologists and the challenges they face called “The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science.”

The film is set to screen at 6:30 p.m. today in Classroom Building Room 133. A question-and-answer session with the cast and crew will follow.

An opening reception for the photography exhibit is set for 7:30-9 p.m. at the Geological Museum. The exhibit will be on display through May 16.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go to a scholarship fund to support field work for female paleontology students.” (…) READ MORE

Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)