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Posted on October 4, 2016

Talks by Mischa Haider   Portrait of Mischa Haider
Oct 11, 2016

  • 9:30 a.m. in Vulcan Theater
  • 12:30 p.m. in Duda Hall Room 116 

As part of its celebration of LGBT History Month, Cal U’s Lambda Bridges LGBTQA Programs Office will sponsor two presentations by Harvard faculty member and transgender activist Mischa Haider.

On Oct. 11, Haider will speak from 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. in the Vulcan Theater inside the Natali Student Center, and from 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. in Duda Hall, Room 116.

Both free events are open to the campus community and to the public.

About the speaker

A transgender activist and mother, Haider is an applied physicist at Harvard University who studies applications of mathematical and physical models to social networks. 

Prior to her work in social networks, she conducted research on femtosecond lasers and NMR studies of protein structure.

Before coming to Harvard, Haider was involved in research on high-temperature superconductivity at Imperial College in London. 

She has written for The Advocate and Tikkun, and her research has been published in Applied Physics Letters.

Haider also is a member of the board of trustees at Lambda Literary, which promotes LGBT literature and sponsors the annual Lambda Literary Awards.