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Fresh Perspectives for Research and Innovation

An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Gender and Diversity in Research and Innovation
with Londa Schiebinger (Stanford)

17 September, 2015


Did you know that …

  • many women die of misdiagnosed heart attacks?
  • young men with eating disorders are not getting the right help?
  • machines have gendered characteristics?
  • textbooks have an effect on who becomes a scientist?


The issue of “Gendered Innovations” is receiving increasing attention by research funding bodies on  European and national levels. In an interdisciplinary workshop, Londa Schiebinger, world authority on gender in science, will shed light on the potentials of including gender and diversity perspectives in research and innovation. Employing case studies from various disciplines, she will show how sex and gender analysis contributes to the power, vitality, and quality of research, saves lives and money, and eliminates bias. 


Participants will be given the exclusive opportunity to discuss their research ideas from a gender and diversity angle with Londa Schiebinger and other researchers.



     © Londa Schiebinger


Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford  University and Director of the EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment Project. From 2004-2010, Schiebinger served as the Director of Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Londa Schiebinger has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize and John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.
She was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2013; the Interdisciplinary Leadership Award from Women's Health at Stanford Medical School, 2010; Prize in Atlantic History from the American Historical Association, 2005 and the Alf Andrew Heggoy Book Prize from the French Colonial Historical Society, 2005.