BIO-SOCIAL Partnerships in Graduate Education

The Bio-social partnerships project at Temple University promotes collaboration across the social and life sciences and beyond. The project is built around the BODIES SERIES graduate education sequence that is co-taught between the departments of Geography and Urban Studies and Biology. Collaborators see the human body – a complex, living phenomenon that is simultaneously biological and social – as a ‘boundary object’ between the biological/life and social/human sciences. The BODIES SERIES consists of a two-semester studio phase (fall-spring) and a final exhibit phase, which takes place in the summer months. Updated Syllabi are available on the course materials page. The project began in Fall 2015 and partners with the Franklin Institute, a science museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This project is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1545309. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.