Open Evening Lecture "Gendered Innovations" by Londa Schiebinger (Stanford University)

The Collaborative Research Centre TRR181 "Energy transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean" is honored to welcome the leading international authority on gender and science Prof. Londa Schiebinger to Hamburg in November 2019.

Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University and Director of "Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Environment".

The lecture is open to everyone and is held on November 21, at 6.30 pm in the "Anna-Siemsen-Höörsaal", Von-Melle-Park 8 (Erziehungswissenschaften, Hörsaal H).


How can we harness the creative power of gender analysis for discovery and innovation? In this talk I identify three strategic approaches to gender in research, policy, and practice: 1) "Fix the Numbers of Women" focuses on increasing women's participation; 2) "Fix the Institutions" promotes gender equality in careers through structural change in research organizations; and 3) "Fix the Knowledge" or "Gendered Innovations" stimulates excellence in science and technology by integrating sex and gender analysis into research. This talk focuses on the third approach. I will discuss several case studies, including gender, ethnicity, and fairness in machine learning, and gendering social robots. To match the global reach of science and technology, Gendered Innovations was developed through a collaboration of over a hundred experts from across the United States, Europe, Canada, and Asia. Major funders for Gendered Innovations include the European Commission, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and Stanford University. Join our listserv to receive updates on gendered innovations research: To subscribe, click here.