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PhD Research Seminar
By Irene Torres and Adrián Ponce
Gender and Science: the importance of intersectional feminism in academia
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields remain severely underrepresented. For instance, in Spain, women represent about 15% of full (catedras) professorships. Moreover, women are judged to be less competent, receive less payment and research facilities, and are less likely to be awarded research grants compared with male scientists. The different mechanisms leading to this disparity have been investigated and more is brought to light by ongoing research. In this talk we will explain the different challenges faced by women in STEM careers, the reasons and the mechanisms through which they emerge, and changes (big and small) that we can all do to improve the current dire scenario. We will also show how gender, race, class, and sexual identity discriminations are entangled and contribute to leaving out minorities from academia.
Supplementary information on gender issues in research:
- UPF equity plan https://www.upf.edu/web/pla-
- Gendered Innovation Checklist. Set of key questions for incorporating sex and gender analyses into engineering http://genderedinnovations.
- DTIC-UPF María de Maeztu Gender and ICT program https://www.upf.edu/web/mdm-