Thomas Laqueur is the Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor, Department of History, at the University of California, Berkeley, and at UCSF School of Medicine.  Recipient of Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities and many other Fellowships, he is the author of the internationally acclaimed and translated, Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud (Harvard University Press, 1990).  Among other books and articles, Professor Laqueur has written about “The facts of fatherhood”, “Names, bodies and the anxiety of erasure” and “The place of the dead in modernity.” He is currently working on a history of death entitled The Dead Among the Living.