Gender and Science Seminar
Dr. Yolanda Moses
Professor Moses is the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Excellence and Diversity/Vice Provost, Conflict Resolution at the University of California Riverside. She is currently involved with a national public education project funded by NSF and the Ford Foundation on the meaning of race in every day life. Professor Moses' research focuses on the broad question of what are the origins of social inequality in complex societiesthrough comparative ethnographic and survey methods.
Professor Londa Schiebinger
Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University and Director or Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Over the past twenty years, Schiebinger's work has been devoted to teasing apart three analytically distinct but interlocking pieces of the gender and science puzzle: the history of women's participation in science; the structure of scientific institutions; and the gendering of human knowledge. Her current work explores "gendered innovations." Gendered innovations refers to transformations in the personnel, cultures, and content of science and engineering brought about through gender analysis. Gender analysis, when applied rigorously and creatively, has the potential to enhance science and engineering by sparking new perspectives, new questions, and new missions. Her new volume is Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering (Stanford University Press, 2008).
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