In Karen Warkentin’s “Crossing boundaries, disrupting binaries: A queer perspective on studying behavioral diversity,” she discusses her research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Her studies focus on how gender and sexuality influence diversity in biology. She recognizes how the routine assumption of heterosexuality has turned a blind eye to variation or queer explanations. She emphasizes how heteronormativity has naturalized, unquestioned, and unexamined. 

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